The Queen Is Hiring A Servant To Run Guests' Baths

Queen Elizabeth personal assistant
Queen Elizabeth personal assistant

The Royal Family is hiring again, this time for a housekeeping assistant to work, and live, at Buckingham Palace. The position's responsibilities include cleaning bedrooms and bathrooms, the upkeep of objets d'art, and running baths, according to the job description posted on the Royal Family's website. For these toils, the housekeeper will be compensated 14,200 pounds a year, or $22,000.

It seems that guests of Buckingham Palace aren't a wholly self-sufficient bunch. The housekeeper will not only have to fill up their bathtubs, but must also pack, unpack, press and prepare their clothes, take care of their jewelry, arrange for the service of their tea, and assist in dressing them ("if required").