Queen searching for party planner - could Pippa Middleton be ideal candidate?

09:50 17 October 2012

Could Pippa Middleton be a candidate for a job as party planner for the Queen? File picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Could Pippa Middleton be a candidate for a job as party planner for the Queen? File picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Queen is searching for a party planner for her household - and the role could be suited to her grandson’s sister-in-law Pippa Middleton.

The successful applicant of the £26,000 a year position, officially titled events coordinator, will be based at Buckingham Palace.

Candidates must have experience “working in a hospitality environment which delivers events to the highest standards”, according to the advert on the website of The Royal Household.

The job will be within the Master of the Household’s Department, which deals with the organisation, running and staffing of the hospitality and catering events at all the Queen’s residences in the UK.

The ideal candidate should “be able to communicate confidently with a wide range of individuals and organisations in a welcoming and friendly manner” and be efficient and organised.

The job also asks potential applicants to have technical skills including knowledge of event management booking systems and MS Office packages.

Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, could be the ideal potential candidate. Her parents run a successful party planning business and Pippa is about to release her first book, Celebrate, a guide to entertaining all year round.

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 15:13
The cyclist was killed by a lorry in Richmond (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

A cyclist has died this afternoon from injuries sustained in a crash with a bin lorry in Richmond during rush-hour yesterday morning.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:14
The 174 bus collided with a house in Harold Hill (Picture by Dani Walsh)

A double-decker bus rolled backwards down a hill and crashed into a house in east London yesterday afternoon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00
Chrissie Wellington tweeted about the theft

A brazen cycle thief was caught on camera breaking into an office in south London and stealing Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington’s prized triathlon bike.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more
How much do you know about films in London? (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Do you know your Lock Stock from your Long Good Friday, Sliding Doors from Shakespeare in Love?

Read more
How much about this great city do you really know? Take our true Londoner quiz and find out (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Do you know your apples from your pears? Take our Cockney quiz and see how much of a Londoner you really are.

Read more
Guess the manager quiz. Here's a hint, it's not these four.

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
A normal day at London Liverpool Street station

This quiz is for people who think they know the Tube and rail inside out.

Read more