The Queen is hiring a horse handler who gets to live at Buckingham Palace

Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Elizabeth II attend a horse whispering demonstration at the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London (Picture: PA)

If you love horses and the royal family the perfect job has just opened up for you at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen is hiring a new full-time "Liveried Helper" that will assist with the care of her steeds.

The person, who will live at Buckingham Palace, will be expected to train the horses for ceremonial activities and to maintain their saddles and harnesses.

They will also need to keep The Royal Mews stables at the palace in pristine condition and will sometimes be required to visit Windsor Castle and Hampton Court.

The Queen is looking for someone to help with her horses (Picture: AP)

Buckingham Palace describes the role as: ‘It’s knowing that your horses are ready to perform on the world stage.

‘It’s feeling inspired to deliver to the highest standards, helping to present ceremonial activities that are enjoyed by millions.

‘This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.’


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The successful applicant will receive free accommodation at Buckingham Palace and be paid £22,400 per year.

They will also have the chance to take part in ceremonial events along with the horses as riders or assistants to coachmen.

The Queen's Gold State Coach in the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace, in London (Picture: AP)

The job vacancy, which opened up at the beginning of September and closes on October 10, states the successful candidate should have a passion for horses.

Some previous yard working experience is also desired.

If you are one of the shortlisted applicants then interviews will take place on October 21 and 22.

If this all sounds good you can apply for the job here.