They have found a housekeeper for their country home, Anmer Hall – and she comes with a royal resumé.
PEOPLE has learned that until recently, Sadie Rice has been working for Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon and his wife, the book-loving Crown Priness Mette-Marit – who bears a striking resemblance to a certain cold-weather Disney princess.
The experience of looking after the Norwegian royals’ three children will serve the 33-year-old Rice in good stead with William and Kate, who had advertised widely for someone good with kids – and dogs.
RELATED VIDEO: Why Princess Charlotte Is the Perfect Baby!
Rice, who is from southern England, has started with the couple and recently left her position in Oslo, Norway. She also worked previously at Buckingham Palace as a maid, The Sun, which broke the story, says.
In their classified ad in the pages of The Lady in March, William and Kate detailed the main duties of the job: “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.
Buckingham Palace would not comment on Rice or the appointment.
Want to keep up with the latest royals coverage? Click here to subscribe to the Royals Newsletter.