New job for Pippa! Queen advertises for Royal party planner (but would the 26k salary be enough to fund Pip's lavish lifestyle)
17:59 GMT, 15 October 2012
She is a hard-working party planner with her own book about to launch – but if Pippa Middleton is looking for yet another role to add to her CV, she may just be in luck.
The Queen is advertising a coveted role to work within the walls of Buckingham Palace – as the new Royal party organiser.
Her Majesty is said to be looking for someone to help manage and co-ordinate private and official royal functions.
Experienced: Pippa Middleton has pedigree organising Royal events, having helped Kate and William plan their evening wedding reception
The 29-year-old brunette has previous experience successfully organising royal parties – last year she helped Kate and Prince William plan their evening reception.
The event, masterminded by Pippa and catering for 300, was said to have seen glitter balls erected in the throne room.
If successful in applying for the role the Duchess of Cambridge’s loyal sibling would receive a salary of 26,000 pounds per year plus benefits.
Advertised today on the Royal Household’s website, the position of Events Coordinator is opened to anyone with hospitality experience.
The job involves managing the planning and co-ordination of Royal Household events at all residences in the UK, be they official or private, or on special occasions abroad.
The job advertisement says the post holder will have access to members of the Royal Family, which will not faze Pippa who is regularly seen partying with the likes of Prince Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
The 40-hour per week job will also require the successful candidate to be available for duty at evening receptions, dinners, State banquets and other events.
Searching for an Events Coordinator: The job description as it appears on the Buckingham Palace website
Her Majesty’s ideal candidate will deliver events to the highest possible standard, be able to communicate confidently and be efficient and organised.
Many royal observers suggest that Pippa may do well to accept a more official role within the palace, given her current predicament which sees her reluctant to promote her book for fear of being accused of capitalising on her sister's position.
On her recent trip to New York, television channels were reportedly clamouring to book Pippa for an appearance – including Oprah Winfrey – but Pippa refused.
Pippa’s eagerly awaited party planning book – Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends, for which she is rumoured to have secured a six-figure sum – is due out soon.
It is not known whether Pippa, who also writes the newsletter for her parents’ mail order company, has applied for the palace job.
However, she still has some time to work on the CV with the closing date for applications not until October 28.