Sadie Rice, who will be employed at Anmer Hall, most recently worked for the Norwegian royal family

By Simon Perry
June 13, 2015 11:50 AM
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Prince William and Princess Kate have some added help.

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.

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.

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