Work for Prince Charles! Two posts available - but heir to throne sets out rules

Work for Prince Charles! Two posts available – but heir to throne sets out rules

Work for Prince Charles! Two posts available - but heir to throne sets out rules

While the jobs present different specifications, they also share a few key requirements.

Charles and Camilla outlined the importance of protecting their household’s privacy in both adverts.

Both jobs require the candidates to be “tactful and courteous”.

Applicants are also warned they must possess “the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times”, given they are working for the future King and Queen Consort. 

Moreover, one of the requirements shared by these positions is a “good understanding” of organic food – something the Prince of Wales has been passionate about for decades.

The sous chef job listing read among its essential criteria the right candidate needs to possess: “Be proficient in all four sections of the kitchen: Larder, Veg., Sauce and Pastry with a good understanding and working knowledge of organic food, locally sourced and food sustainability.”

Similarly, an aspiring chef de partie for the royals must have “a good understanding and working knowledge of organic produce and ethos, or an interest to learn more”, according to the relevant job specification published on the Royal Household’s website.

The right applicants for these positions will be offered a permanent contract. 

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Prince Charles’s love for organic food and farming has been known for decades.

Darren McGrady, who worked as a chef for several years at Buckingham Palace before joining the Kensington Palace staff in the Nineties, said last in a video for online food platform Delish the Prince of Wales was a fan of organic farming before it was popular.

Providing an insight into the prince’s food habits, Mr McGrady said: “When it comes to eating no two days are the same for the Prince of Wales.

“He often starts the day with fruit, sometimes skips lunch and has afternoon tea of boiled eggs and something more substantial in the evening.” 


Speaking about one of Prince Charles’s favourite meals, lamb with mushroom risotto, Mr McGrady said: “He was a foodie, into organic farming before it was even invented.

“He loves wild mushrooms and would take his chefs to Balmoral to show them where best mushrooms are.

“We brought back to Buckingham Palace and they were the most amazing porcini mushrooms.”

Charles also launched an organic enterprise more than three decades ago, the Duchy Originals, to champion organic farming.   

This company’s first product was organic oaten biscuits – but this successful company now includes everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to grains and cheese.

Charles’s brand famously went into partnership with Waitrose in 2010, changing its name to Waitrose Duchy Organic.

In May, it emerged the organic range sold by the British supermarket generated more than £30million for The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF), which supports a range of charitable causes.

Over the past three decades, Prince Charles has also practised organic farming at Home Farm, near his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire. 

The 1,000-acre farm was made fully organic in 1985 and has provided the products to launch the Duchy Originals brand.

Last year, Clarence House announced the prince would not be renewing his lease on the farm, which came to an end this spring.

A spokesperson said: “The Prince of Wales will not be renewing his lease on Home Farm but will continue to farm organically at Sandringham.”

It was reported the reason behind this move was the prince’s impossibility to commit to another 20-year lease due to his upcoming role as King.   

Read more here Daily Express :: Royal Feed

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