Wanted at Buckingham Palace: Royal Bath-Runner
Housekeeping assistant will serve tea, assist guests
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 27, 2014 10:18 AM CST
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, accompanied by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, are shown at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)

(Newser) – Help is wanted at Buckingham Palace, and keeping quiet is among the job requirements. The palace is looking for a housekeeping assistant, it says in a job ad—someone who will be in charge of "high-quality cleaning" and maintenance of bedrooms and bathrooms. The job holder will also take responsibility for guests, including "arranging dry cleaning, care of jewelry, running baths, assisting with dressing if required, and arranging the service of tea and breakfast trays."

Since the successful candidate will be working with the royals, AFP notes, he or she must be willing to "maintain confidentiality." The 40-hour-a-week job isn't limited to the palace; the employee will work "at a number of Royal residences in the UK." It pays $23,800 a year, but "there will be a salary adjustment" for included housing and food, the advertisement says.

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Jan 28, 2014 9:51 AM CST
Just another useless unnecessary job for the taxpayers to carry. Most of her money is locked away.
Jan 28, 2014 9:32 AM CST
It should be a pretty nice job, cleaning the bathrooms of people who's sh!t doesn't stink and who fart lavender perfume.
Jan 28, 2014 7:46 AM CST
"No, No No! The bloody hot water tap is in the right hand side here not the left!"