According to Cosmopolitan, an ad has been placed in a British publication called The Lady that states the Royal Family is looking for household help, emphasizing that the individual should be good with children and dogs. This advertisement was for their Norfolk, England, Home.
This is not surprising as Kate Middleton is a month away from having her second baby, and traditionally hires general help, but not “baby nurses” the way that Queen Elizabeth would prefer. She and Prince William actually do the brunt of the parenting — including nighttime feedings and diaper changes. Prince George was several months old before they hired a nanny, and that was so that Kate could get back to her public appearance duties, which has been a sore spot between Kate and Elizabeth for the duration of Kate and William’s marriage.
The ad did not disclose that the help was for the royal family, but many sources seem to believe it so, and the details add up.
“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.”
William is frequently seen walking and frolicking with his dog, Lupo, and of course, the children would include George and his soon-to-be-born younger sibling, which the public has no knowledge of the child’s gender. It certainly seems like a once in a lifetime opportunity to work for the young family, and help care for the future King of England — quite impressive on a resume.
Kate Middleton has used less “outside help” than the majority of the women in the royal family as she chooses to care for her own children and household as a priority. However, it would be nearly impossible with her heavy schedule of public appearances to have absolutely no help, particularly when the children are very young. While Kate’s mother has been rumored to be a source of help, that has also been rumored to be a source of contention within the royal family, so perhaps that’s why the ad was placed.
Readers, what do you think? Would you move to England to be a housekeeper/nanny for the royals?