…but, first, let’s talk about the duties:
■The upkeep of carpeting and hard floor surfaces, fixtures and fittings, general furnishings and antique furnishings, upholstery, curtains, objets d’art, photo and picture frames (under advice from the Royal Collection), mirrors, internal glass, and silver and brass items.
■To undertake personal maiding/valeting duties for guests as required, including packing and unpacking, pressing and preparing clothes, arranging dry cleaning, care of jewellery, running baths, assisting with dressing if required and arranging the service of tea and breakfast trays.
■Assist at receptions and dinners at Royal Lodge, as required by the House Manager.
■The cleaning, presentation and upkeep of bedrooms including: making up beds, changing linen, washing and dry cleaning of bedding (under the direction of the Housekeeper), cleaning and re-lining cupboards, drawers and wardrobes.
The successful applicant will be one of three housemaids working for Prince Andrew at Royal Lodge, the Queen Mother’s former 30-room home in Windsor Great Park, just a short hop from the castle, which the Queen’s son has had extensively refurbished – even building a pitch and putt course.
The ad was posted on the Buckingham Palace website and pays $16,000 pounds, or roughly $25,000 USD.
Thought you’d enjoy that bit of information. :)