Prince William and Catherine, the Prince and Princess of Wales, have posted a job advertisement seeking a chief executive to oversee their household of 60 staff. This senior position will be responsible for shaping a professional and collaborative culture within the household and implementing the royals’ long-term strategy.
The advertisement emphasises the need for the candidate to be emotionally intelligent, possess ‘low ego,’ and have strong self-awareness. The successful candidate will report directly to the Prince and Princess of Wales and will work closely with King Charles and Queen Camilla to ensure their priorities align.
This move is considered revolutionary, as it departs from the traditional hierarchical structure where staff answers to private secretaries. The couple recruited the firm Odgers Berndtson to advertise the role.
This hiring decision reflects the couple’s efforts to modernise and adapt the royal household structure to better suit their needs as they balance their royal duties with raising their three children.