Coronavirus Royal News

‘Not Hiring’: The Royal Family freeze recruitment drive

Her Majesty The Queen along with members of The Royal Family have frozen their recruitment drive amid the Coronavirus pandemic, as they continue to isolate at various royal residences with reduced staff.

Her Majesty The Queen is currently self-isolating at Windsor Castle and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. In usual times, The Queen would be advertising a number of various roles at various royal residences however since the lockdown has been in force, the vacancies page says “no current jobs available at this time.”

Buckingham Palace will also be closed to the public this Summer for the first time in 27 years, meaning that those who normally take on temporary Summer jobs will no longer be required. The Garter Service and Trooping the Colour have already been cancelled and it is looking increasingly likely that Royal Ascot will also be cancelled. An incoming State Visit from South Africa in the Autumn is also in jeopardy.

A message on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s recruitment page states, “Sorry, there are currently no jobs available at this time. If you have already registered with the Royal Household online application system, you are able to register to receive emails when new jobs are posted.”

This is also the case for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently isolating at Anmer Hall, Norfolk along with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall are residing at Birkhall.

The Queen’s last public engagement was on March 9th attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. Though her engagements are cancelled for the foreseeable future, she continues to hold her weekly audience, via phone, with the Prime Minister and still receives her red boxes daily.

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