Why Prince Philip is the Royal Staff’s Favorite Prince

Prince Philip

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Just like their fans, the British royal family’s staff has favorites. Some family members are more liked than others. One person who ranks high among the staff is Prince Philip. Here’s why Prince Philip is the royal staff’s favorite prince.

Prince Philip is down to earth

Prince Philip is seen as one of the more relaxed royals. He’s known to be quite down to earth. Apparently, Prince Philip even has a thing for tattoos. The Express reports he was interested in seeing the tattoos of the men of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards at Lille Barracks in Aldershot. Prince Philip wanted to know where the men got their tattoos and the meaning behind them.

Why Prince Philip is the royal staff’s favorite prince

According to The Crown’s Matt Smith, the royal staff love the fact that Prince Philip has a great sense of humor and a slight edge to him. Smith says Prince Philip is “a man of the people.” Here’s what Smith told Variety:

All the research I did found him to be brilliantly funny, very clever, very popular. In the royal house he’s the most popular of all of them. If you’ve talked to any of the staff, Philip’s the one they all love really. I think more than a lot of them, he’s a bit more of a man of the people. The royal protocol hasn’t dogged him in quite the same way his whole life and there’s a sort of rebellion in him and a naughtiness and a cheekiness. I think he’s quite affable and open by all accounts with the staff. They all love him.

Some think this British royal family member isn’t suitable for the role

The British royal family

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The royal butler says Kate Middleton is more suitable to live the royal life because of her upbringing.  He told the Express she is more familiar with the British way of life: “When the Duchess of Cambridge married into the family, she was British, she went to St Andrews, she has a good education,” said Harrold. “She was up on that, dare I say it, royal way of life. She wasn’t a stranger to it, she understood what she was expecting. It wasn’t second nature, but it wasn’t difficult.”

So, Kate is familiar with the way the British live. According to Harrold, this likely made it easier for her to transition into life with the British royal family after her marriage to Prince William.

How you can work for the British royal family

Do you want to work for the British royal family? Lucky for you, from time to time, there are job openings to work for members of the royal family. If you’re lucky, and willing to make a big move, you could snag one of these jobs. The best part is, some of these jobs don’t require experience. Earlier in 2018, Queen Elizabeth was looking to hire someone to work in the royal kitchen, and on-the-job training was provided. If you have dreams of working for the Queen, Prince Philip, or any other British royal, keep an eye on the Royal Household website for future job openings.

Read more: Are Royals Allowed to Have Tattoos?

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