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Help wanted: Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge need a housekeeper

Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, along with son Prince George after a successful visit to Australia and New Zealand last year.
Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, along with son Prince George after a successful visit to Australia and New Zealand last year. Associated Press

With a new baby on the way, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge need an extra hand around the house. The “help wanted” sign has gone up. See if you have what it takes.

London’s Telegraph reports on a discreet job advertisement placed in the new edition of Lady magazine, Britain’s oldest weekly women’s magazine that is known for its classified ads for domestic service.

The job listing is for a Monday-through-Friday “housekeeper” and the employers, according to the Telegraph, are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The two reportedly need a replacement for Amy Wood, who unexpectedly resigned as housekeeper after less than five months at the couple’s 10-bedroom Georgian home, Anmer Hall, on the Sandringham Estate 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,” the ad reads.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Here are some of the main duties:

▪ 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;

▪ On occasions, preparing meals, assisting with childcare and caring for dogs.

The royal couple moved into the house last fall and sources tell the Telegraph that they want to make it their family home. They also have a huge apartment at Kensington Palace.

Naturally, “discretion and loyalty is paramount” in anyone who takes the job, reads the ad.

Oh, and a current United Kingdom driver license is required.

No Yanks, then?

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