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  • 7 January 2013, 11:23

Royal washer-upper wanted

The Queen /PA

The Queen is looking for someone with a 'willing attitude' to wash her dishes for 14,200 a year.

An advert posted on the royal website says the household is looking for a general catering assistant (wash up).

The new recruit will mainly work in the staff restaurant but also be required to wash other royal dishes.

The successful candidate needs to be 'punctual, reliable, able to work well in a team and have a flexible and willing attitude', according to the advert.

He or she will be based at Buckingham Palace, but must "be happy to travel and work at other royal residences in the UK and at weekends".

This would mean trips to Windsor, Sandringham, Balmoral and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh as and when the household moves around.

"You must be willing to work away from London for up to three months of the year," it says.

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