You Can Live With the British Royal Family in Buckingham Palace, but There’s a Catch
If living like a queen or king sounds like a pipe dream, think again. There’s no need to be a royal to live like one. Why? Because the British royal family is hiring. And their staff members pretty much live in Buckingham Palace. Learn all the details, ahead.
Spend lots of time at royal properties
Although the positions don’t technically include a room in Buckingham Palace, staff members do spend a lot of time there. One summer position requires a minimum of 300 hours of work, according to The Royal Household. Hours are spread out between June and September.
Hint: Staff will feel as if they live at the palace.
Basically live at the palace in the summer
The only way to live at Buckingham Palace without being a member of the royal family is — there isn’t a way. Seasonal employees are hired to manage peak tourist season and work in the palace. So they’ll almost feel like they’re living there with all the hours spent working. Not to mention, royal fever will be running high on the heels of Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry.
Hint: Apply for a variety of jobs.
Secure a position in retail, ticket sales, or visitor services at Buckingham Palace. Positions are also available at Windsor Castle. Some jobs are only seasonal, while others last a year or longer.
Hint: Maybe even the see the queen.
Working in Buckingham Palace is, without a doubt, unlike any other job. A glimpse of Queen Elizabeth or Prince Harry wouldn’t normally happen at another job. But with a job in Buckingham Palace, regular royal sightings might happen. And employees might get to tour the palace in their off time or maybe even as part of training.
Hint: Learn how the palace handles tourist season.
Go behind the scenes
Get an insider’s look at how Buckingham Palace conducts summer tours. And learn the ins and outs of touring the palace. For instance, find out the best time to visit and which entrance has the shortest line. Simply working for the royal family and living in London will be an experience in itself.
Hint: See all the royal properties.
See the sights
While working in London, explore all the city has to offer. Take advantage of spending months across the pond by experiencing the city at every opportunity. Get around using the tube, walking, or riding a bike. And don’t forget to visit the other royal properties offering tours.
Hint: The experience will be beneficial in many ways.
If working for the royal family isn’t all tea and biscuits all the time, the experience would improve anyone’s resume. It would be a major talking point and memorable fact in any job interview. Traveling around England would provide great life experience, too. So don’t wait; get your application filled out to work with the royal family.
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