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Thursday 9th July 2020

The Queen is hiring a trainee butler – but you'll be working for below the London living wage

Although you will be living at Buckingham Palace…

If you've ever fancied working for Her Majesty the Queen, here is your chance.

The monarch is advertising for a trainee butler to work at Buckingham Palace.

However, the only problem is, the role won't exactly make you rich.

Fancy working for the Queen? Then apply for her trainee butler role (Credit: Splash News)

With an annual salary of just £20,806, you'll be expected to work for 45 hours a week, spread over seven days.

The rate equates to just £8.96 per hour.

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The London living wage – the rate which is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living – is £10.55.

Sign me up if I can play with her corgis!

However, it sounds like a great role for a first job as applicants don't need to have any former hospitality experience.

Buckingham Palace will be your new humble abode (Credit: Splash News)

The trainee butler will look after guests at the royal residence, at events ranging from small functions to state banquets.

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"Learning from our experienced team, you'll deliver a hospitality service to the highest standard. You'll deliver functions of all scales, from official lunches and receptions, to state occasions, providing an exceptional guest experience for all," the job ad reads.

There are some serious benefits to the job, not least the fact that accommodation is included with the role.

You'll serve the royals and their guest at functions big and small (Credit: Splash News)

So you'll get to live out all your prince or princess fantasies as you actually move into Buckingham Palace.

The successful applicant will also enjoy 33 days holiday every year and a 15 per cent employer contribution pension scheme.

All your food will also be included.

Twitter users seemed keen on applying for the post – despite the low pay.

Back in the summer, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge advertised for staff to join their team. Will and Kate were keen to recruit a diary coordinator.

Head to our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know if you're going to apply!