Skip to comments.Queen Elizabeth needs a new chauffeur - could it be you?
Posted on 02/25/2015 12:05:38 PM PST by nascarnation
The listing on the official website of the British Monarchy specifies that the job in question based at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace entails working "as part of a busy and supportive team tasked with driving members of the Royal Family, Household officials, guests and official visitors." That means being around some highly distinguished individuals, for what it's worth, but also getting access to some very rare machinery, the likes of which most people will never get close to: namely, the Bentley State Limousine, a vehicle designed and crafted in Crewe, based on the Arnage, specifically for use by Her Majesty and members of the royal household.
Don't think that the proximity to one of the wealthiest families and heads of state in the world means the job would be what you might call "lucrative," though: it pays around $35k per year, which includes meals but not the mandatory lodging, the cost of which is deducted from the salary. Of course it is a government job, of sorts, so it comes with full benefits. And then Queen Elizabeth II has been known to drive herself around from time to time, when the mood strikes (and with impunity), so there could be a lot of downtime, too.
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Is there a height requirement?
Probably not. But you have to be willing to drive on the wrong side of the road. :)
Seems to me there would be several staff members who would want to transfer. More down time etc
My SIL (who works for Rolls-Royce here in the US) is over there right now on a biz trip. He’s getting used to that, LOL.
can they be taller than 5’?
Not if I can’t be well armed with firearms on my person at all times, 24-7, 365, anywhere and everywhere.
The guy in the pic looks like he’d need a booster seat and some blocks on the pedals, lol!
Give the old girl some excitement.
That is a monster of a car.
Also, surprising that it’s not a RR.
Per their specs, the Bentley State Limousine is 70 inches in height, so this guy may be taller than he appears, LOL.
Rolls is owned by BMW and Bentley by Volkswagen.
Don’t know how that plays into the deal these days.
That is one big machine.
Sure thing Miss Daisy...
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