THE QUEEN is offering someone the opportunity of a lifetime at Buckingham Palace with a paid salary and a chance to live in the same vicinity as Her Majesty.



The palace has recently put out an advert for a general catering assistant which will see one lucky individual working in the Queen’s royal kitchens. The job role does not regard previous experience as essential.

The lucky applicant could brush shoulders with the likes of Prince William, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Her Majesty.

The Royal Household website said: “You’ll assist with food preparation and displays, and maintain a clean environment, all of which will help ensure everything is ready for a busy daily service.

“During service times, you'll work front-of-house to serve up meals and replenish stock.”

The role is based at Buckingham Palace but there is also the chance to travel to other royal residencies.

The palace has recently put out an advert for a general catering assistant

The advertisement read: “You might already have some relevant customer service or catering experience, but it's not essential as our excellent training will provide you with all the skills you need.

“Good communication and a desire to deliver fantastic customer service are what really counts.

“You’re a natural team player, happy to get involved, use initiative and work with your colleagues to achieve a smooth daily service.”

The role will also train individuals in Food Hygiene and Safety to boost their experience.

The role is based at Buckingham Palace but there is also the chance to travel to other residencies

The candidate will get 33 days holiday including bank holidays.

As well as living in Buckingham Palace, the individual will receive a salary of £18,109.07 per year and a pension.

The job is available on the Royal Household website.

It comes as the Queen vetoed a special request from Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

The job is available on the Royal Household website

The candidate will get 33 days holiday including bank holidays

Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward married in their royal wedding in 1999.

Now the proud parents of Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, the Earl and Countess of Wessex have won fans for their low-key approach to royal life.

However, upon their marriage, Sophie reportedly wanted to use the more elevated title of Princess when she entered the Royal Family.

Writing in Vanity Fair in 2011, royal biographer Katie Nicholl claimed that Her Majesty would “not allow” the title.

Ms Nicholl wrote: “The Countess of Wessex had wanted to be known as Princess Sophie, but the Queen would not allow it.”



It seems likely that the Queen would have rejected the idea as it would be an incorrect usage of the royal title.

Technically, only royal women who are born into the Royal Family may be known as Princess in their own right, like Princess Anne or Princess Charlotte.

Sophie could only use the title of Princess in relation to her husband, as Princess Edward of Wessex.

However, according to Ms Nicholl, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also wanted the same for Kate’s new title after marriage.

express.co.uk
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