London: The Queen has advertised for a trainee butler at Buckingham Palace after a royal Indian footman was forced out of Britain to India just days after the birth of Prince George, as the Home Office refused to renew his visa.
Badar Azim, who was given the job of helping to announce the birth of the new heir to the throne, lost his visa battle to stay in Britain last month, the Mirror reported.
According to the advert on the British Monarchy website, the trainee butler will earn 15,000-pounds a year and be expected to work 45 hours a week, serving senior royals food and drink as well as performing other duties.
The ad says that the successful applicant must "possess a friendly, polite and approachable disposition with the ability to maintain confidentiality".
The new member of staff will be able to live in staff quarters in the Royal Mews like Badar, but will also be expected to travel to other royal residences such as Balmoral and Sandringham.