• Sun, Jan 13 2013

Prince William And Kate Middleton Don’t Need A Nanny, They Need A Servant

shutterstock_114262666As we all know, Prince William and Kate Middleton are pregnant. Obviously they are going to need some help around the palace. I’m sure there are definitely not enough servants hanging about to respond to their every whim. Especially when they become the parents to a brand new little princess!

Reports say the couple plans on breaking with tradition by not hiring a royal nanny. I think that is pretty cool. They will just be hiring someone to do absolutely everything else that you can imagine needs to be done around the house. Seriously – everything else:

Apparently, the couple – who are expecting their first child together – want a “discreet, loyal and reliable” person to help clean and maintain their apartment in Kensington Palace and the successful candidate will also be expected to undertake tasks like cooking, driving and acting as a personal assistant.

The internal advertisement lists major housekeeping duties as polishing silver and glasses and making sure “all areas of the residence are cleaned and maintained to a high standard at all times”.

Whoever gets the job will also need to rustle up simple meals, do the couple’s laundry and exercise the Palace’s dogs.

Cook, clean, do laundry, polish silver, act as a personal assistant and walk the dogs. What else is there? On a completely unrelated note, I wish I had to “polish silver” in my house. I was totally born into the wrong social class.

I think it’s great they won’t be employing a nanny. I can almost see Diana smiling with approval. And really – did anyone expect the two to do their own laundry? That’s not very royal. If I were a Duchess I would not be folding clothes.

It is reported that 15 people have applied so far. The position is listed as being a minimum of 37 hours each week, Monday through Friday. The couple will be moving into their renovated home in Kensington Palace later this year.

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  • jsterling93

    You make it sound terrible that they have people work for them. I guess they and everyone else who employs domestic help could just get rid of those jobs all together. Of course I am not sure what those people would do once their jobs were eliminated.

  • salemthegoddess

    I had high tea in Kensington Palace once. It’s a very nice place.

    • Trebby Cimber

      do they give a indians a chance to be their servant,valet,footman,i believe it is blessing of god to be a royal servant,it has been childhood dream to be royal servant…

  • k

    i think only kate is pregnant….

  • Tinyfaeri

    If I had the $ to hire someone to polish my non-existant silver and keep my house clean so I could do nothing but take care of my baby and do my full-time day job, I would in a heartbeat. Even better if I had a job that they could help do…