Prince William and Duchess Catherine hiring housekeeper

Prince William and Duchess Catherine have placed an advertisement in The Lady magazine looking for a new discreet and loyal housekeeper.

Prince William, Catherine and George
Prince William, Catherine and George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hiring a new housekeeper.

The royal couple are adding to their team of staff at their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk, East England, and have placed an advert in The Lady magazine, renowned for being the publication to place adverts for domestic service and child care needs.

Prince William and Catherine - previously known as Kate Middleton - require an individual whose "discretion and loyalty is paramount" and who has a "current valid UK driving licence".

The advertisement reads: "Housekeeper sought for a large family home in Norfolk. We are looking for someone with previous housekeeping experience, ideally within a large private house, and preferably within a family environment with dogs.

"Main duties will include: cleaning all areas of the house to a high standard; caring for and maintaining the home owners' clothing; cleaning silverware and glassware; purchasing groceries and general provisions for the house; and dealing with deliveries."

The successful applicant will also occasionally be responsible for caring for William and pregnant Kate's 19-month-old son Prince George and their pet dog Lupo.

The advert continues: "On occasions, the role will also involve the preparation of meals, assisting with childcare and caring for dogs."

The couple are also offering "self-contained" accommodation with the position which is suitable for a couple. There is no mention of salary.

William, 32, and Kate, 32, have made Anmer Hall their main home, choosing to base themselves at the property rather than Kensington Palace in London. The reason for their decision is that second-in-line to the British throne William will begin work as an air ambulance pilot with East Anglia Air Service in the summer and their two helicopters fly from Cambridge and Norwich airports which are both located within 50 miles of Anmer Hall.

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