Prince William and Kate advertise for new housekeeper
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have placed an advertisement for a "discreet and loyal housekeeper" for their country home in the east of England.
London: Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have placed an advertisement for a "discreet and loyal housekeeper" for their country home in the east of England.
A seemingly innocuous ad in 'The Lady' magazine for an "experienced housekeeper for a large family home in Norfolk" where "discretion and loyalty is paramount" is believed to refer to the royal couple's Anmer Hall home where they plan to shift with baby George and his younger sibling when he or she is born in the coming weeks.
The 10-bedroom house was given to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by Queen Elizabeth II as a wedding present.
They reportedly plan to move into the Georgian building - which boasts a swimming pool and tennis courts - next month along with the family dog Lupo.
According to the 'Daily Telegraph,' the new housekeeper is a replacement for their former housekeeper, Amy Wood, who unexpectedly resigned last month from her position after less than five months.
It 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.
"On occasions, the role will also involve the preparation of meals, assisting with childcare and caring for dogs."
The job, the closing date for which is April 5, comes with self-contained accommodation suitable for a couple, and the successful applicant's partner may be offered "ad hoc maintenance work," although it emphasises that "there is no guaranteed work provided for them."
'The Lady' is Britain's oldest weekly women's magazine and has been in publication since 1885.