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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.” 

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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.   

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CL round-up: Barca with work to do to qualify

Xavi Hernandez’s first Champions League match as a coach ended in frustration as third-placed Benfica stayed two points behind Barcelona after a 0-0 draw.

Barca have advanced from their group into the knockout stages every season for almost two decades but a goalless draw at home means the Spanish club might need to beat Bayern Munich in the final round of games to advance.

If Barca fail to beat Bayern away, Benfica could overtake the Spanish club with a win at home to already-eliminated Dynamo Kyiv. If they finish tied on points, Benfica would advance courtesy of their head-to-head record.

Helping Barca is the fact that Bayern have little to play for except, maybe, the chance to knock out a historic rival, albeit one that has lost their aura following the departure of Lionel Messi and other big-name players amid financial problems.

Bayern had already qualified for the last 16 before their 2-1 win at Dynamo Kyiv and the result secured the German champions first place in the group.

Robert Lewandowski with an overhead kick and Kingsley Coman scored the goals for a threadbare Bayern squad missing nine players, with seven unavailable because either they tested positive for coronavirus or were unvaccinated and had contact with a positive case.

Meanwhile, all four teams in Group G are separated by three points and could still qualify heading into their last games after wins for Lille and Sevilla over Salzburg and Wolfsburg, respectively.

Lille moved top of their group after Canada striker Jonathan David scored his 12th goal of the season to seal a 1-0 win over Salzburg.

Sevilla jumped into third place, above Wolfsburg, with a 2-0 victory over the German team thanks to goals by Joan Jordan and Rafa Mir.

In the final round of games, Wolfsburg host Lille and Salzburg are at home to Sevilla.

Energized by a change of manager and another opportunistic finish by Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League with a game to spare on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Villarreal.

United was led for the first time by Michael Carrick following the weekend firing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and, just like his predecessor, the interim manager was left to be thankful for a goal by the Champions League’s record scorer.

More joy was to follow as Atalanta’s wild 3-3 draw at Young Boys meant United cannot be displaced as group leader courtesy of their superior head-to-head record against Villarreal.

Atalanta, who are a point further back, grabbed a point thanks to Luis Muriel’s 87th-minute free-kick with his first touch after coming on as a substitute.

Defending champions Chelsea, also advanced on the back of a 4-0 win over already-qualified Juventus, who slumped to their heaviest-ever loss in the Champions League. With Liverpool also qualified and Manchester City likely to join them, the Premier League will again be well represented in the knockout stage.

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Epic Games Acquires Harmonix, Makers Of Rock Band, To Work On Fortnite

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In the latest tale of giant-company-buys-smaller-studio, Epic Games has acquired Harmonix — a “monumental” deal that will welcome the 26-year-old Rock Band developer into Epic’s growing stable of studios that also includes Rocket League developer, Psyonix.

In a developer blog published on Tuesday, 23rd November, Harmonix answered a few questions that their fans might have, confirming that they would continue to support Fuser, Rock Band, and other games with DLC, servers, and new seasons:

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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Work for the Queen! Buckingham Palace hiring for dream job in key role for monarch

There are currently nine vacancies on the Royal Household website, including an exciting opening for Assistant Correspondence Officer.

A lucky candidate could be spending their working days drafting written letters on behalf of the 95-year-old monarch.

The job is based at Buckingham Palace.

The successful applicant will be part of the team responsible for ensuring that all of the public’s well wishes, and often unique enquiries to the Queen receive a timely and well-composed response.

The job is also listed on Linkedln with the following description:

“It’s working in a team with a shared and unique purpose, engaging with the public whilst supporting The Queen’s role. This is what makes working for The Royal Household so exceptional.

“Thousands of letters addressed to the Royal Household are received each year. Working as part of the Correspondence Unit, your challenge will be to ensure that each and everyone receives a timely and well-composed response.

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On the Royal.uk website, it is stated: “In order to apply for a vacancy, you will either be a British citizen, or you will have already obtained the legal right to work in the UK.

“Everyone who works for the Royal Household is security cleared. If successful, you will therefore go through our security vetting process.”

Further, it is stated that “all applications should be made directly to the Royal Household.

“We do not make any financial charge at any stage of our recruitment process. What’s more, we do not endorse or associate with any organisation, or third party, that claims to be involved with our recruitment and which may attempt to seek payment from you.”

If you’re interested in this role, you need to apply by the 5th of December, 2021.

You can check all the current vacancies here: Current Vacancies – The Royal Household

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