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Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

The royals have had a pretty busy start to the year. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been running around like love's young dream and are moving in together later this year, Prince William skipped the Commonwealth service in favour of a lads holiday, and Queen Elizabeth has been trying to not get shot by a Buckingham Palace guard.

Really, it's been dramatic.

So to free up some of her time the Queen has decided she needs to hire some help around Kensington Palace.

If you're skilled in the art of cushion and curtain making, then you could find yourself milling about with the royal family. Our Liz is looking for someone to look after the upholstery in Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and St James' Palace.

But it's not for the faint-hearted or threading novices - the job covers looking after the soft furnishings of around 1,000 rooms. You'll be expected to manage projects, design new items, estimate materials, costs and timings and cut fabrics.

Needless to say, you will need to be a sewing machine whizz with a passion for the creation of cushions and curtains, and if you're right for the job you'll be earning £22,000 a year plus benefits.

And we thought the brilliant hidden features on the new £1 coins was the most exciting thing to happen today...

If you think you're up for it and want to make use of that GCSE in Textiles, you can apply here.

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