Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s top housekeeper ‘quits after work becomes too demanding’
Monday - 29/05/2017 02:06
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s top housekeeper has suddenly quit as the job became too demanding, according to a UK report.
Sadie Rice, 35, packed in her £35,000 ($60,000) job when asked to move with them from Norfolk’s Anmer Hall to Kensington Palace, reports The Sun.
A source at the Queen’s nearby Sandringham Estate said: “Sadie’s a hard worker but the job’s demands got too much, even for her.
“They wanted her to spend more time at Kensington Palace and her work was increasing all the time. She wasn’t having a normal life outside work. Sadie’s serving her notice and it seems nothing will change her mind. It’s their loss.”
The maid’s departure after less than two years is a blow to the royal couple as kids George, three, and Charlotte, two, liked her.
She was responsible for cleaning, laundry, shopping and some cooking at 10-bedroom Anmer Hall, where William, 34, and Kate, 35, spend two-thirds of their time.
They will relocate to London’s Kensington Palace to become fulltime royals when he quits his air ambulance job this autumn.
In 2015, Kate lured Sadie away from Norway’s Prince Haakon and wife Mette-Marit in Oslo, where she spent five years.
Before that she was a Buckingham Palace maid and was well liked by the Queen.
William and Kate have been hiring more staff as they prepare to move to London and step up duties.
The Sandringham insider added: “They will regret losing Sadie as the right people aren’t easy to find.”
This story originally appeared in The Sun and has been republished here with permission.