Renting and buying in London is tough right now. A lucky few may have accommodation provided by their employment, but this rare job offer comes with a room in none other than Buckingham Palace

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Queen Elizabeth is looking for a new housekeeper. Photo by: Photo by Pawel Libera/LightRocket via Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II is currently searching for a new housekeeper (palacekeeper?) and the position comes with the option to live in Buckingham Palace, as well as a few other obscene perks no doubt. 

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Queen Elizabeth II divides her time between here, Windsor Castle and, in summer, Balmoral Castle in Scotland. If she’s in residence, the square yellow, red and blue Royal Standard is flown; if not, it's the Union Jack. The 19 decadent State Rooms are open to visitors when Her Maj is on holiday from mid-July to September.

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Queen Elizabeth spends her summers at Balmoral Castle. Photo by: oneworld picture/Getty Images

The Royal Household website describes the role as 'delivering extraordinary service in incredible surroundings', and outlines that the job will also involve 'travelling to other Royal residences'. 

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Windsor Castle's grey stone walls and castellated towers rise into a clear blue sky, with the extensive manicured lawn, hedges and shrubs layed out in the foreground © Kanuman / Shutterstock
Windsor Castle, the site of recent royal nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and between Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank © Kanuman / Shutterstock

Previous housekeeping experience is a plus, but not required as the position offers the employee the chance to 'grow their skills'. 

With applications accepted until 15 September and interviews taking place on 2nd October, there's still time to update your CV and get practising your curtsy or bow! 

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