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Queen Elizabeth seeking ‘outstanding’ upholstery for Windsor castle

The successful applicant will be handed the task of helping to keep Britain’s royal palaces in top condition.

FILE: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Picture: AFP.

LONDON - Queen Elizabeth is offering the ultimate job for those with sewing machine skills and who know their Pandora velvet from their dandelion puff linen, the post of royal upholsterer and curtain maker.

The successful applicant will be handed the task of helping to keep Britain’s royal palaces in top condition, but they’re likely to face a busy schedule.

The new addition to the staff will be based at Windsor Castle, but will be called on to work at three of the most famous houses in the world, Windsor Castle itself as well as St James’ Palace and Buckingham Palace.

In a job advert posted online Britain royal households said the successful applicant would need to be outstanding; protecting the UK’s heritage while leaving their own legacy.

The role includes designing new items as well as repairing and preserving existing furniture and curtains.

However, the new upholstery could be kept busy, with the three palaces combined containing more than 1,000 rooms.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)