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Buckingham Palace is hiring a new interior decorator

Buckingham Palace is hiring a new interior decorator

Queen Elizabeth
Are you good with a needle and thread? Are you well-versed in the art of furniture preservation? Then dust off your resume, because Buckingham Palace is hiring a new interior decorator, and the job could be yours. The Royal Household posted the job opening online this week, and is seeking a “curtain maker and soft furnishing upholsterer” to deliver projects at Buckingham Palace — Queen Elizabeth’s residence — Windsor Castle, and St. James’s Palace, where Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall live. According to the posting, “The range of projects will stretch you.” Stretch you, you guys. The posting continues, “And knowing that you’re conserving and creating magnificent items that will be enjoyed by future generations will give you the greatest sense of reward.” Ah, that elusive wo
Kate Middleton joined her husband, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace for a celebration of Indian culture

Kate Middleton joined her husband, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace for a celebration of Indian culture

Duchess Catherine
Kate Middleton is one of those women with an effortless glow about them, and on Monday she upped it a few notches further, with some help from a sparkling, champagne-hued dress (below). Middleton joined her husband, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace for a celebration of Indian culture, hosting the event along with the Queen to mark the launch of U.K.-India Year of Culture 2017. The Year of Culture is celebrating the ties between the U.K. and India, as well as fêting the 70th anniversary of Indian independence. The dress, made by British designer Erdem, reminded us of a more casual version of Oscar-nominee Isabelle Huppert's gown from last night's Academy Awards, and we're loving it. Middleton paired the mid-length silhouette with earrings from Indian designer Anit
For the royals, social media platforms are becoming a huge success.

For the royals, social media platforms are becoming a huge success.

Queen Elizabeth
The Queen almost never takes to Twitter personally – just twice, it seems – but for her aides, social media has become as important as the walkabout, the garden party and her Christmas broadcast in promoting the monarchy brand. Buckingham Palace and Prince Charles at Clarence House have recently advertised for digital communications officers to sustain their online presence and keep the royal palaces at the forefront of new technology. Forget the court circular tucked away in “establishment” newspapers. Today’s announcements, and reports of audiences and ambassadorial hand-kissing, land in the Twitter feeds and Instagram timelines of followers almost before bowing guests have departed Her Majesty’s white drawing room. Images are swiftly pinged out into cyberspace – and without the someti
The Queen is looking for a new employee to handle her social media accounts, including Twitter

The Queen is looking for a new employee to handle her social media accounts, including Twitter

Queen Elizabeth
The Queen is looking for a new employee to handle her social media accounts, including Twitter. A job advertisement was placed on Buckingham Palace's official website, seeking a digital communications officer. The role will be based at the palace in central London, with an expected starting salary of £30,000 per annum. The successful candidate will be covering a maternity leave on a fixed term contract from March 2017 to February 2018.   The focus of the role is to find "new ways to maintain The Queen's presence in the public eye and on the world stage". This will mean managing and overseeing the daily news flow on the royal family's website and their social media platforms. "Whether you're covering a state visit, award ceremony or royal engagement, you'll make sure our digital
Kensington Palace Announcement: A very special children’s tea party at Buckingham Palace by the royal trio invitations are sending out this week

Kensington Palace Announcement: A very special children’s tea party at Buckingham Palace by the royal trio invitations are sending out this week

Duchess Catherine
Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry are hosting a very special children's tea party at Buckingham Palace. Invitations are being sent out later this week, to children whose parent or parents have sadly died serving in the Armed Forces. Party at the Palace will be a "fun and family focused" gathering that will be held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on Saturday 13 May. Live performances, various stalls and games on the lawn will all feature, while children will have the chance to explore the beautiful gardens. Youngsters and teens aged up to 18 years will be invited, with each young person accompanied by a parent or guardian. The party will also be attended by a number of charities which help support families, and specifically children dealing with bereavement, including Child Berea...
Why Catherine Duchess of Cambridge loaned Princess Margaret’s Lotus Flower Tiara

Why Catherine Duchess of Cambridge loaned Princess Margaret’s Lotus Flower Tiara

Duchess Catherine
All About Princess Margaret’s Lotus Flower Tiara That Is Now Worn by Princess Kate The sparkling Lotus Flower Tiara has graced the heads of several generations of royal women. The crown jewel that palace insiders say was loaned to Princess Kate by Queen Elizabeth from her collection dates back to the Queen’s mother in the 1920s. “It’s a beautiful pearl and diamond piece,” expert Leslie Field, author of The Queen’s Jewels, says about the Egyptian-style tiara, which was also previously owned and worn by the Queen’s late sister, Princess Margaret, who died 15 years ago today. The Queen Mother gave it to her second daughter, Margaret, in 1959, right before she married Antony Armstrong-Jones (the Earl of Snowdon who died in January), and the sparkler soon became associated with the glam
Pinterest Queen: Princess Eugenie give a never-before-seen glimpse at some of her favourite London hang outs and they are a far cry from Buckingham Palace

Pinterest Queen: Princess Eugenie give a never-before-seen glimpse at some of her favourite London hang outs and they are a far cry from Buckingham Palace

Princess Eugenie
Princess Eugenie’s VERY trendy Pinterest board: Royal’s social media account reveals her love of hipster London hangouts and has she hinted where she would like to get MARRIED? Princess Eugenie is the owner of a Pinterest account - a site which acts as a virtual pin board She has saved some of her favourite haunts to her account under the name 'Eugenie's Guide to London' Her regular hang-outs include an edgy coffee shop and a nursery she thinks makes a good wedding venue Both her mother and her sister have Twitter accounts but until recently Princess Eugenie of York has remained under the radar. However, it has recently emerged that the princess has not been able to resist the lure of social media completely as it is revealed that she is the owner of a Pinterest account. Pinterest allow