David and Victoria Beckham were looking for the best of the best when hiring a new housekeeper as they selected a former employee of Buckingham Palace to fill the role. The former footman at the palace will tend to more general household management for the Beckham's 40 million pound West London mansion.
"They needed a new housekeeper and, hands down, he was the best applicant," an anonymous source told The Mirror. ''His CV was pretty impressive and, obviously, having a former Buckingham Palace member of staff is quite a boon. Victoria is delighted, and he is fitting in really well with the family."
The new housekeeper will be in charge of cleaning, dog walking, dusting, grooming, ironing and general tidying. He will be joining a staff that already includes a nanny, chef and three other workers. Furthermore, the move is a sound financial one, as the Beckham's were offering significantly more than the standard footman's salary at Buckingham of 15,000 pounds a year. The former Spice Girl noted that the addition is particularly beneficial for her, trying to juggle work, four children and a husband who travels frequently, the news source reported.
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