Kensington Palace Is Hiring Someone to be Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Housekeeper
If you’re someone that loves to keep a tidy and orderly house—and don’t mind keeping a few royal secrets or two—you’re officially in luck. Kate Middleton and Prince William are on the hunt for a permanent housekeeper, per a listing on the Kensington Palace royal vacancies page (yes, that’s a real thing), and it sounds like a perfect gig for the right Londoner out there.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are looking for an experienced housekeeper to “support the management of all housekeeping operations and pro-actively deputise for the Senior Housekeeper, being accountable in their absence.” There’s no word on the daily tasks the housekeeper might be responsible for or the salary rate for the position, but the role requires someone who is “able to manage a varied workload, show initiative, [and] be content to work flexibly, including being able to travel.”
And yes, since you’ll be privy to the inner workings of one of the most famous families in the world, the listing notes that “maintaining confidentiality and exercising discretion at all times is paramount.” Other skills include being “a self-starter who also enjoys working collaboratively,” as well as being “keen to take on new challenges as these arise and develop your own knowledge and skills.”
Of course, the family primarily lives in Kensington Palace, in a sprawling 20-bedroom, four-story apartment (casual!), but they’ve also been known to spend time at Anmer Hall, a 10-bedroom Georgian country house (which they were gifted from the Queen as a royal wedding gift in 2011) in Norfolk, England, so it appears the housekeeping role will involve shuffling between the two locations. Either way, it could be a great job for a London resident looking to bring their organizational skills and housekeeping savvy to the table. You can apply online through November 7 to be considered.