Could you look after the King’s horses? His Majesty advertises ‘competitive’ role working at The Royal Stud

The King is hiring seasonal staff to look after his horses and foals at Sandringham
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King Charles is seeking seasonal staff to look after the mares and foals at The Royal Studs in Sandringham.

The role is ideal for an individual  who has experience in a similar role that involves stable duties ranging from feeding the horses to cleaning, however the job advert states that this isn’t essential.

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Depending on experience, the successful candidate will be given a “competitive hourly rate” and work throughout the breeding season from January until the end of May.

The advert comes after King Charles’ inherited the Queen’s racehorses that she was often seen feeding affectionately at Sandringham.

King Charles (Getty Images)King Charles (Getty Images)
King Charles (Getty Images)

The job advert states candidates have until Wednesday 4th January to apply for the highly coveted role.

King Charles, 74, recently sold 14 horses that once belonged to his mother at Tattersalls auction house in Newmarket. It has been reported that he earned over £1 million with the sale, which included a horse that gave him his first win in the Royal Silks.

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Speaking to Sky News, spokesman Jimmy George said: "It’s nothing out of the ordinary. Every year they would sell horses.

"The Queen had brood mares of her own, she would breed them and sell them. You can’t keep them all."

He added: "Every year owners sell stock. His Majesty is just doing what owners do.”

King Charles, 74, will host members of the Royal Family at Sandringham this Christmas, as they return to the tradition for the first time in three years.

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Buckingham Palace announced: “Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort accompanied by Members of the Royal Family will attend the Morning Service on Christmas Day at Sandringham Church, on Sunday 25th December 2022.”

The Prince and Princess of Wales are expected to be among attendees, as well as the Princess Royal, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children.

It is unknown if Prince Harry and Meghan will join the royals following the release of their divisive Netflix documentary. There are also questions if the disgraced Duke of York will make a public appearance at the family gathering.