Good with dogs and children? Discreet? Loyal? The job at the couple's country home could be for you

By Simon Perry
Updated March 14, 2015 09:35 AM
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In the week that Princess Kate visited the fictitious "downstairs" kitchens of Downton Abbey, it’s emerged that she is looking for a housekeeper of her own.

Eight-months-pregnant Kate, 33, and husband Prince William, 32, have placed an ad looking for help at their grand country house in Norfolk, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The couple has placed a small-ad in the pages of the The Lady, an upmarket magazine for “elegant women with elegant minds,” as they look for someone who can work with children, and dogs. It is traditionally the go-to outlet for seeking staff.

The ad asks for an experienced housekeeper who is discreet, loyal and good with family pets to work in their ten-bedroom country home, Anmer Hall.

The ad, to help at a “large family home in Norfolk,” lists the main duties as “cleaning all areas of the house to a high standard; caring for and maintaining the home owners’ clothing; cleaning silverware and glassware; purchasing groceries and general provisions for the house; and dealing with deliveries.”

The successful applicant may have to help prep meals and support childcare that’s already provided by nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, and mainly work Monday to Friday. But they may have to work on occasional weekends and accommodation for a couple will be provided.

Will and Kate already have a housekeeper, Antonella Fresolone, 43, who works at their London home, Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace.

A palace spokeswoman declined to comment.