The Queen receives thousands of cards and letters from around the world, and in return, they send ‘thank you’ notes with official photos to well-wishers who take the time to write to them on special occasions like birthdays, royal weddings, and births.
Responding to royal fan mail is a time-consuming but rewarding job, and if you have a way with words, you might be chosen to write letters on behalf of the Queen!
Buckingham Palace is hiring a full-time Assistant Correspondence Officer whose “challenge will be to ensure that each and every one receives a timely and well composed response.”
“Every day, you will respond to letters sent by the public in response to various and often unique queries as well as general messages of good wishes,” the LinkedIn advertisement continues.
“By keeping track of all correspondence and monitoring it, you’ll be proud of how many letters you respond to, which will motivate you to maintain consistently high standards.”
With a starting salary of £23,500 per year, the successful applicant will work Monday through Friday. The position also comes with a comprehensive benefits package, which includes a pro rata 33 days of vacation (including bank holidays), an employer contribution pension scheme, and training and development.
The deadline to apply is December 5, 2021, if your dream job is to write a letter that will be remembered.
In recent years, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been among the royals to share previously unseen photographs in their letters, including a portrait of their youngest child, Prince Louis, grinning at the camera, to commemorate his second birthday last year.
Kate’s official photos show the young royal getting his hands dirty with rainbow-colored paint while playing at the Cambridges’ country home, Anmer Hall.