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Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral: New details confirmed
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Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral: New details confirmed

London — Buckingham Palace shared more details on Thursday about the plans for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral, which will start at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. Eastern) on Monday, September 19. The service will take place at Westminster Abbey, in the heart of London.The ancient abbey has been the setting for royal coronations for hundreds of years, including the queen's own in 1953, and is also where she married Prince Philip in 1947. The funeral for Queen Elizabeth II's mother was held there in 2002, but there hasn't been a funeral for a monarch there since the 18th century.Plans for the funeral, which the queen herself consulted on, have been in place for years. On Monday morning, the queen's coffin, which is currently lying in state at We...
Queen Elizabeth is hiring a part-time housekeeper — and paying minimum wage
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Queen Elizabeth is hiring a part-time housekeeper — and paying minimum wage

Queen Elizabeth II's palace in Edinburgh has 289 rooms — and the Royal Household is looking for a part-time housekeeper to keep them up to her majesty's standards. No previous housekeeping experience is necessary, but the job advert stresses the need for a "proactive approach" — as well as a willingness to work for the minimum wage. The pay for the 20-hour-per-week job is £9.50, or the equivalent of $12.96 an hour. That reflects the U.K.'s new minimum wage, which will rise from £8.91 an hour now to £9.50 an hour in April. To be sure, the Royal Household employs hundreds of workers, from gardeners to security officers, but it may come as a surprise that the queen is hiring people at the nation's baseline wage. After all, Forbes estimates her personal wealth at $500 million, while...