The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will apparently continue their spendthrift ways even after they move into their new 20-room mansion later this summer or early autumn and after they become parents.
According to a report in the dailymail.co.uk, Prince William andhave already started looking for a loyal servant to run the royal household. Some 15 applicants have already sent in their resumes.
Based on the requirements already advertised, it is likely to be a tough task for the person finally chosen. The job description includes polishing glassware and silverware and ensuring that all areas are kept clean and maintained to a high standard at all times.
The tasks expected the individual include all activities normally handled separately by a valet, a personal assistant, cook and even a chauffeur. It is believed that Kate will take care of cooking and shopping tasks in the household herself.
St James' Palace has continually claimed that the royal couple prefers to have a smaller entourage and that the question of a separate dresser or lady-in-waiting will not likely arise.
Buckingham Palace expects the successful candidate employed by the young royal couple to provide a high standard of housekeeping to TRH (The Royal Highnesses) and undertake various errands from preparation of basic meals to in-house laundry, driving, although not including caring for the dogs.
Whoever gets the nod must be in possession of a valid driving license and have a high level of discretion, loyalty and reliability, the mail reported.
The individual must be ready to put in an average of 37-hours of work every week and the duty hours would be 8.30am to 5pm all days Monday through Friday.
Incidentally, an orderly was recruited recently – a young Fijian corporal from the Parachute Regiment. His role is that of a chauffeur, and also to organize the wardrobe of the Prince.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge new accommodation in Kensington Palace is a lavish four-storey, 20-room setup, with its own private garden. The place is currently under renovation at an estimated cost of £1 million. It has a dining room, a garden room, a study, staff quarters as well as a nursery.
Princess Margaret used to occupy the premises but it has remained vacant since her death in 2002.
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