Buckingham Palace Advertises For Trainee Butler.. But What's The Salary?

Live With The Queen, Get Paid Like A Pauper. Buckingham Palace Offers £15,000 Butler Job

Ever wondered what Prince Philip looks like in the morning? Looking for a career challenge with a distinctly regal flavour?

Well look no further, because Buckingham Palace are recruiting.

The palace has a vacancy for a trainee butler (or "footman"), offering a "unique" role with space for career development.

But if you're expecting to live like a king, think again. The meagre £15,000 salary for a 45-hour-week on offer is only fit for a pauper, and below the London living wage set by the GLA of £8.30 per hour.

Top butlers in the royal household can be expected to earn up to £100,000 per year.

They want candidates with initiative, "exceptional" presentational and service standards - and discretion, of course, is a must.

Previously the royals have been embarrassed by leaks - none more so than from Diana's former butler Paul Burrell, who released a book about his time with Britain's most famous family in December 2003.


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