About 100 King Charles staff are warning they could lose their jobs

About 100 loyal staff for King Charles III were warned they could lose their jobs as his office moved to Buckingham Palace – leaving them “visibly shaken” and “absolutely furious,” according to a report.

The employees – some of whom have worked for Charles for decades – received official written notice that their jobs were on the line during a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, according to the Guardian.

The staff at risk are those based at Clarence House, the former royal household for the 73-year-old new monarch just walking distance from his new HQ, Buckingham Palace.

The new king’s top aide, Sir Clive Alderton, told staff that “the portfolio of work previously carried out in this household supporting the personal interests of the former Prince of Wales, former activities and operations in the household will no longer be performed” there.

That means “the household … at Clarence House will be closed,” he warned in a letter seen by the Guardian.

King Charles III waves to the crowd after leaving Clarence House on Wednesday.
King Charles III will soon say goodbye to many of the loyal staff who have served him for decades.
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“It is therefore hoped that the need for posts based primarily at Clarence House, whose work supports these areas will no longer be required,” the king’s private secretary wrote.

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“I appreciate that this is troubling news,” he admitted, offering “support.”

Insiders told the UK paper that loyal staff assumed they would remain part of Charles’ staff, saying the news came as a complete shock as they worked around the clock to smooth Charles’ ascent. on the throne.

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The staff at risk are those based at Clarence House, Charles’s heir apparent’s household within walking distance of Buckingham Palace.
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“Everyone is absolutely furious, including the private secretaries and the senior team,” a source told the Guardian.

“All the staff have been working every night since Thursday, to address this. People are obviously thrilled by it.”

An annual review last year showed that Clarence House employs the full-time equivalent of 101 staff, according to the UK paper.

Exactly which staff will be let go has not been finalized, the paper said. In his letter, Alderton said some staff who provide “direct, close, personal support and advice” to Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will stay on.

A spokesperson for Clarence House confirmed to the UK paper that “the former Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s household operations have ceased.”

“Our staff have given long and loyal service and, while some redundancies are unavoidable, we are working urgently to identify alternative roles for as many staff as possible,” the rep insisted..

The royal family has yet to announce where Charles will live as king. Only parts of Buckingham Palace are habitable as it undergoes major renovation work expected to take years, the Guardian said.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla left Clarence House on Monday.
Clarence House confirmed that “the former Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s household operations have ceased.”
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However, the palace remains the seat of the monarchy and the official home of the sovereign.

Charles also had residences at Birkhall on the Balmoral estate, Highgrove in Gloucestershire, and Llwynywermod, a cottage in Wales.

He may also retain the use of Windsor Castle and Sandringham House in Norfolk, both residences favored by his late mother.

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