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« Reply #140 on: June 05, 2017, 02:00:05 pm »

^No, because they think they are so special and important that you should be grateful grateful and appreciative just to be their lackey and at their beck and call.  Years ago the salaries were very poor indeed, might still be not so good, but in their small minds they thought the kudos of working for the rf was payment enough. Sadly, they failed to get the memo  -  very few feel like that these days, and are not interest in doffing their cap or curtsying to the rf, those days are over.  Your staff deserve respect. They appear to have had a good housekeeper there, and they have lost her because of themselves. Can just imagine bill medd and council cath, plus council caro, ordering them around  -  probably even ask the staff to light their cigarettes for them, and put toothpaste on the toothbrush.  Unpleasant to the core, they do not deserve decent staff.  Not sure how Nanny Maria stands it, the mere fact that they make her look like a servant in a nanny uniform at the christening and at the Fat Man´s wedding says it all, had to dress up in a dull as dishwater "uniform" to let the world know she is not a guest but "the nanny" and has to know her place.  They will never keep decent staff, and I see no reason why anyone would want to work for them in the first place.
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« Reply #141 on: June 16, 2017, 11:02:53 pm »

The Duchess of Cambridge's key aide, Rebecca Priestley, has been made an MVO by the Queen -- it's an honour she gives independently of Gov.
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« Reply #142 on: June 17, 2017, 12:14:39 am »

I do think they need to up the salaries; just because something is always done does not mean that it should continue. They need to do a lot of restructuring and basically they have no business keeping so many palaces if they cannot (or will not) pay an appropriate salary. I am fed up with this Victorian perspective that the only function of a subject is to work nonstop at a pittance for the upper echelons.
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« Reply #143 on: June 17, 2017, 02:55:06 am »

Fewer staff and pay the ones they have better.
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« Reply #144 on: June 17, 2017, 10:52:57 am »

What? fewer staff  Shocked oh no, Kate  Kate-Horror-Queen and Ma did did not work so hard to be deprived of the luxury of having an army of servants staff at their beck and call, day and night. tehe
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« Reply #145 on: June 17, 2017, 11:38:48 am »

But anyone who is that person I could not find anything?
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« Reply #146 on: June 17, 2017, 12:50:42 pm »

Not sure on your question.  Rebecca Deacon got married recently and now is Rebecca Priestley.  No doubt an award to make sure she keeps her mouth closed on the shenanigans of council cath.
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« Reply #147 on: June 17, 2017, 01:01:06 pm »

Ahh thanks ginger in my country we do not change surnames with the wedfing so I was thinking that the journo was confused or it was a mysterious person  Embarrassed  laugh
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« Reply #148 on: June 17, 2017, 09:00:38 pm »

Fewer staff and pay the ones they have better.

Better yet, fewer palaces and fewer endless houses; that way fewer staff won't have even more work on their overburdened shoulders.
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« Reply #149 on: June 18, 2017, 01:42:23 am »

^ Yes. Just have their official residence where they live most of the time and maybe a summer home where they go in August/September and that's it. And no staff for unoccupied homes.
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« Reply #150 on: June 18, 2017, 02:01:42 am »

^Exactly.

If I had my way, Buckingham Palace would be for offices and residency for the main royals and for the lesser royals, KP. As for the country, Sandringham and Balmoral will suffice. If you aren't a royal or are an ex-royal, you are forbidden from living with other royals on any estates. Put bluntly, I would have thrown Fergie off of royal grounds. No ex-wives getting residency and protection on the taxpayer's backs. No pre-marital cohabitation either.

They don't need manors and dozens of houses or duchies. What the government provides is more than ample and each year accounts should be analyzed for making sure that wages and salaries are sufficient and that wages are not being docked for rent (living on site) or food. That should be provided given the hours and BS that staff have to deal with. In no way should anyone have to basically lose more money over living on site.
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« Reply #151 on: June 18, 2017, 02:45:07 am »

The income from the Duchies and the Sovereign Grant is scrutinised annually. The Duchies provide their private income while the Sovereign Grant is for their official duties and palace maintenance e.g. the expenses for yesterday's Trooping the Colour and the Queen and William's visit to Grenfell Tower survivors comes from the Sovereign Grant while George's school fees are paid for from the Duchy of Cornwall. They can't use the Sovereign Grant for private expenses and that is very carefully checked.

If they aren't allowed to 'dock salaries' for living expenses then they will cut the salary and also not provide the accommodation which will lead to them being worse off. Those who work for the royals do have a good deal - as all their utilities etc are paid for by the royals and not by them e.g. the cost of the electricity/gas to heat their rooms is just part of the general electricity/gas of the entire palace. Having friends whose kids and grandkids work for the royals now they will tell you that paying something for their room and board is fine as they have great accommodation in central London, no transport costs to get to work and are able to save large sums quite quickly. There are some who don't have room and board as part of their pay packets and they are worse off as they have to travel to work - costs money and time - and pay their own rents etc while their colleagues who opt to live on site don't have those expenses. They do have a choice in many jobs.
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« Reply #152 on: June 18, 2017, 04:11:56 am »

How on earth can they have savings since they are paid next to nothing? Chrissake HM cuts corners even on the smallest perks of the job.
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« Reply #153 on: June 18, 2017, 04:26:05 am »

Quite simple - they don't spend it on things like rent, food, utilities or other expenses that take a lot out of a normal wage. To live in central London costs are huge but having most of those expenses paid for as part of the salary package means that they don't have those expenses at all. Those that choose to live-in are able to save quite a lot. They don't go out clubbing every night, they make sure that most if not all their meals are taken in BP and they end up after 3 - 4 years with enough for a sizeable deposit on a home (which they then pay off by renting out and still staying at BP). Then when they leave BP they will walk into very high paying positions and still have their investment properties.

The Queen pays the 'going rate' for the types of jobs these people do by the way. One of my friends applied for a job with another wealthy family near to BP and would have had the same income but have to live out and so would have had less to live on than they have at BP.
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« Reply #154 on: June 18, 2017, 10:46:09 am »

The Duchess of Cambridge's key aide, Rebecca Priestley, has been made an MVO by the Queen -- it's an honour she gives independently of Gov.

Why was Rebecca made an MVO?, either than putting up with Kate and Ma's BS. Since other former members of their staff were not gonged, could it be its their way of keeping Rebecca's mouth shut?  easter-think , I'm sure she saw and heard a lot when she worked as Kate's aide.
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« Reply #155 on: June 18, 2017, 03:11:57 pm »

^Come to think of it, an awful lot of people who were within close proximity of the Cambs were awarded gongs.  Very suspicious.
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« Reply #156 on: June 18, 2017, 03:19:14 pm »

^ Perhaps it is to prevent them writing books esp under the table.... anonymous  sources close to the BRF and all... dontknow bit confusing there can't be THAT many gong worthy do-good people surrounding the cambs now can there be? How many people who surround other members of the RF are getting gongs? Has anyone counted? What did Rebecca get a gong for?
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« Reply #157 on: June 23, 2017, 09:11:55 pm »

^IMO, it seems like pre-Cambs the staff that ended up with gongs usually got them after 20 years + of service, had already concluded their service, and were one of a handful.
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« Reply #158 on: June 24, 2017, 03:08:56 pm »

Kate And William Hire 'Super-Nanny'

What do you do with a toddler whose parents describe him as a ‘handful’ and a ‘little bit of a rascal’? Why, if you’re a royal, you hire a £250,000 super-nanny, of course! And no, that is not a typo.

According to sources, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have drafted in a top-flight (and top earning) nanny (who previously worked for the Swedish royal family) to help with Prince George, three, and Princess Charlotte, who is two. It comes only three months before George is due to start at private Thomas’s School in Battersea, South London.
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« Reply #159 on: June 24, 2017, 03:25:29 pm »

What happened to nanny Maria? And sorry, the link didn't work for me.
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