Britain's Queen Elizabeth has advertised for a maid to clean her antiques. The Housekeeping Assistant position, which pays £14,200 a year, has a long list of tasks attached, including high-quality cleaning, the upkeep of carpets and hard-floor areas and the undertaking of personal valeting.
The successful candidate will be based at Buckingham Palace in London, but will also be required to travel to other royal residences, including Balmoral in Scotland, for at least three months a year.
Duties include ''the cleaning, upkeep and presentation of bathrooms, washrooms, lavatories, showers and cloakroom areas. Cloakroom duties for functions, meeting, greeting, welfare and guiding of guests at functions. Undertaking front-of-house duties during receptions and other events."
''Once the post-holder is familiar with the role, they will be responsible for resolving most day-to-day issues that arise during the course of duty but will refer to the Housekeeping Supervisor or Duty Housekeeper.''
Food and accommodation is provided, and the application closing date is October 26.