By Laura Harman
Prince William and Kate Middleton are looking to hire a gardener for their royal grounds who is “keen to apply principles of organic gardening”.
• Prince William and Kate Middleton are currently on the hunt for a new member of staff.
• The royal couple are looking for a green-thumbed gardener to help them out at their royal residence.
• In other royal news, Prince Charles says Prince Philip's death left an ‘empty seat’ at the royal family's table as he gives heartbreaking nod to his father.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are searching for a head gardener for their country Norfolk residence, Anmer Hall which has plenty of land. The royal couple also have a London residence, Kensington Palace, which is based near Hyde Park, but the advert specifies that this role is based in Norfolk.
The ad states, “This position is to lead on all gardening work and oversee the grounds in a private garden on an estate in Norfolk.”
It reveals that the royal couple is looking for someone to take on a lot of responsibility and to “ensure that the garden is maintained to the highest possible standards at all times.”
Duchess Catherine is an avid gardener. The royal took part in the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019 and Catherine even made a secret visit to her Chelsea Flower Show garden with her children. At the time she said, “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children.”
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Duchess Catherine continued to say, “The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden is a natural, creative place for them to play. I really hope that this woodland that we have created, in a huge collaboration here really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors and spend quality time together.”
It is clear that the new member of the royal staff will have to meet the high standards that Catherine has set, as her personally designed garden was a huge hit at the prestigious flower show.
Do you have what it takes to work for Prince William and Kate?
The advert states that Prince William and Kate are looking for someone who has both managerial skills and excellent gardening talents. The advert states, “The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the garden including project management and implementation. They will have a strong horticulture focus, excellent plant knowledge, and practical skills and experience in working on a private estate. The candidate will be undertaking seasonal maintenance throughout, operating the garden in a compliant manner.”
The advert also revealed that Prince William and Kate are looking specifically for someone to uphold organic principles. The advert said that the ideal candidate “will be keen to apply principles of organic gardening.”
The applications close on 20th May—so if you think you have a shot, you had better get cracking!
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