The Queen is advertising for a new Palace chef – with a surprising salary

The Queen may be lousy with wealth, land and titles, but she’s also known to keep those purse strings tight.

Despite being the 319th wealthiest person in the world (which, out of a population of 7.2 billion isn’t too shabby), Her Royal Frugalness apparently knows how to budget where possible.

Her Majesty favours light bulbs with a low wattage, saves parcel string and any old, fraying bed linen is apparently darned and fixed rather than thrown away.

And if you think working for the Royal Family would mean a salary boost, think again.

Buckingham Palace are looking for an "ambitious and qualified" Demi Chef de Partie who will play a key role in preparing for state banquets and glitzy receptions.

Perks of the job include travelling to other royal residences, such as Balmoral and Sandringham, and they’ll be given accommodation within the palace.

However, the cost of this will be deducted from their salary – which stands at £21,151.88.

This is £2000 less than the average wage for an experienced line cook in London.

The ad reads: "This is no ordinary Demi Chef de Partie role.

"In our state-of-the-art kitchens, you’ll prepare classical and contemporary menus for a wide range of events, learning essential skills that will provide stepping stones for a great career.

"Working with quality ingredients and highly skilled colleagues, you’ll develop specific technical skills, rotating through all sections of the kitchen.

"Every day will be different. You’ll prepare receptions and state dinners, as well as staff lunches.

"In an environment where development and training is commonplace, you’ll be supported to grow within your role.

"And whether you’re based at Buckingham Palace or, when required, travelling to another Royal residence, you’ll look forward to whatever challenge comes your way."

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