THE ROYAL FAMILY’S unusual staff recruitment test has been exposed by one royal expert.
Before working in the royal palace or with members of the royal family candidates are expected to meet with a palace recruiter. Royal expert Angela Mollard explained one of the particularly strange tests during the interviews. This test involves candidates spotting an intentionally placed dead fly and removing it.
While on Zoe Burrell’s Royals podcast, Ms Mollard explained the task and noted recruiters would judge candidates based on how they dealt with the situation.
It is suspected that previous and current nanny’s of the royal family have had to go through similar tests before being given the job.
The royal expert said: “You know when they recruit staff, staff working over Christmas.
“There is a royal palace recruiter so they are constantly having a high turnover of staff.
“When she hires staff, because working in a palace is so different from traditional hospitality, she has this little test that she gives to people that come in.
Royal shock The unusual secret test Buckingham Palace worker hopefuls must pass revealed (Image Daily Express)
Royal expert Angela Mollard explained one of the particularly strange tests Buckingham Palace candidates would have to go through before working in the palace. (Image: Daily Express)
“The interviewee will come into the palace and a sitting room and the recruiter puts a dead fly in the fireplace.
“She will then direct the person over to the fireplace, before or after the interview.
“The palace recruiter said what she is looking for is the potential staff member who will actually pick up the dead fly.
“She said five our of ten probably do pick it up.
The palace recruiter said what she is looking for is the potential staff member who would do jobs that were not strictly theirs for the good of the palace (Image: Getty )
“Whoever picks it up is exactly who she needs working in the palace because those are the ones that will see the small things that need to be done and realise it is all for the greater good.
“Even if it is not your job you will still pick it up.”
The pair then began discussing the uniqueness of the test and whether they would pick it up themselves.
The Royal Family has built a reputation of holding the highest standards for their palace staff (Image: getty)
Ms Mollard added: “I wouldn’t pick it up because I feel I would have embarrassed someone who already works there.
“I would feel like I am showing up their standards, you would make it seem like your the flouting one.”
The Royals podcast host confirmed that she too would not pick up the fly and would prove that she was not fit to be a staff member in the royal household.
Source; EXPRESS CO UK