King Charles hiring new staff before move to iconic London residence

King Charles hiring new staff before move to iconic London residence

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 09/03/2024

- 16:31

Updated: 09/03/2024

- 16:32

Charles and Camilla are preparing to move to Buckingham Palace in 2027

King Charles is hiring a new staff member before relocating to an iconic residence in London with Queen Camilla.

The monarch is advertising for a full-time Housekeeping Assistant ahead of the monarch’s move from Clarence House.

Camilla and Charles are expected to move to Buckingham Palace in 2027 after renovations are made.

As shown on the Royal Household website, the employee will "upkeep, clean and care for a wide range of interiors and items, ensuring they're presented to their very best".

King Charles

King Charles is hiring a new Housekeeping Assistant


The staff member will also “take care of guests and work front-of-house to support functions and events too.”

The successful candidate will undertake an apprenticeship course to “further professional growth and development.”

The website states: "Previous housekeeping or hospitality experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

“We’re more interested in your proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges."

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is traditionally the home of the British monarch


The Royal Household offers accommodation for this staff position and 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

The Housekeeping Assistant will also be expected to travel to other royal residences for up to three months throughout the year.

In June 2023, the palace’s annual Sovereign Grant report revealed that the royals would be relocating to Buckingham Palace in 2027.

This move will take place after a ten-year renovation of the palace’s North Wing.

King Charles

King Charles and Camilla will move to Buckingham Palace in 2027


The £369 million project began during Queen Elizabeth’s reign and now King Charles is overseeing the works.

The Royal Family stated on their website: "The building's infrastructure is in urgent need of a complete overhaul to prevent long-term damage to the building and its contents.

"The most cost-effective way to replace these essential services, and to ensure that The Palace is fit for purpose for the next 50 years, is to undertake a phased programme of works over ten years."

It has not been confirmed whether Clarence House will remain a secondary home for the King or if another family member will relocate there.


King Charles

Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing a £369 million project


The monarch has many other homes spread across the UK including Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate and Llwynywermod in Wales.

But it has been tradition for the reigning monarch to live in Buckingham Palace since 1837.

The palace boasts an impressive 775 rooms including 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms.

It also has a cinema, Post Office, doctor’s surgery, and jeweller’s workshop.

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