Buckingham Palace to hire a dishwasher
A picture dated June 9, 2011 shows Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William (L) and Catherine, arriving for a charity gala dinner, their first official royal engagement at Kensington Palace in London. AFP photoA new employee to wash dishes will soon become part of Queen Elizabeth II's royal entourage, according to U.K. daily The Telegraph.
The individual hired will earn £14,200-per-year and be based at Buckingham Palace, but will also travel to other royal residences such as Balmoral, Windsor and Sandringham. The "General Assistant (Wash Up)" will reportedly spend up to two months of the year working away from London.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the job was an official position paid from the Civil List.
The move has been mocked by critics who ask whether the palace has heard of dishwashing machines.