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The Queen is looking for a new butler - here's how much it pays and how to apply

Mirror logo Mirror 2/02/2019 Robyn Darbyshire
Elizabeth II smiling for the camera: The Queen is after a trainee butler © Getty The Queen is after a trainee butler

Ever fancied working for her Majesty? Well, now could be your chance, as the Queen has advertised for a new travelling butler to join her at the Palace.

The candidate would need to pass an exam in "butlering" - and important step if you want a career as a butler long-term.

The successful trainee butler will be based at Buckingham Palace, but be able to travel to other Royal residences such as Balmoral.

The advert on the Royal Household website says that the budding butler must be able to "work to a consistently high standard."

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It reads: "You'll deliver functions of all scales, from official lunches and receptions, to state occasions, providing an exceptional guest experience for all."

a person sitting at a table with wine glasses © Credits: iStockphoto

The goes on to describe the role as an opportunity to grow your skills.

"We'll be with you every step of the way, and after initial training, you'll be supported to achieve an accredited Butlering qualification too," it adds.

"And whether you're based in London or travelling to other locations, you'll look forward to whatever challenge comes your way.

The salary for the job is £19,935.80-a-year plus benefits, so it's not a high-paying role.

On the bright side, you wouldn't have to worry about accommodation which is to be provided - however this means there will be a "salary adjustment."

There are some major benefits that come with the job, like travelling with the Royal Family to other residences and seeing what life is really like at the palace.

So what kind of person are they looking for?

The ad says that previous hospitality experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

"We're more interested in your proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges," it reads.

"Most important is that you're an outstanding team player who enjoys working alongside others every day. This, along with a helpful and supportive attitude, will be key."

Attention to detail is important, of course, you would be working for the Royal Family after all.

Sound like your dream job? Better get your application in soon, as the job ad closes on February 17.

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