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Buckingham Palace is both an office for the Head of State, as well as a home for The Queen. Today over 800 members of staff are based at Buckingham Palace and their jobs range from housekeeping to horticulture, and catering to correspondence. Some of the more unusual jobs include fendersmith, clockmaker and flagman.
Staff of the Royal Household are encouraged to socialise with colleagues through sports clubs for football, cricket, golf and squash, to name just a few. Additionally the Film Society shows monthly blockbusters and that was where I was off to.
A friend of mine works for the Royal Household and was kind enough to invite me along to a screening of ‘The Danish Girl’. Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar-worthy transformation from elfin, male painter into semi-confident female model Lili Elbe, was as beautiful as the room the screening was set in. State-of-the-art video and sound equipment, rows of comfy chairs on heavy carpets, paintings in gilded frames and white wine in hand, this was a thoroughly enjoyable night out.
Thanks to my friend for this challenge.
Stay tuned for next week, when we are founding a micronation.