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A shoe softener and a meat cutter are some of the weirdest royal jobs

These are some of the weirdest royal jobs that you won’t believe even exist.

Being a royal member has its benefits, such as not worrying about everyday households chores.

Royal staff is there to help you with activities as simple as changing the hour in every clock you own or even softening your brand new shoes and avoiding discomfort.

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These are some of the weirdest royal jobs that you won’t believe even exist. 

Someone in charge to soften the Queen’s shoes

This member of the staff has the task to soften Queen’s brand new shoes; that way when she wears them, no discomfort appears.

Obviously, the one in charge has to have a similar size and shape. Weird, isn’t it?

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A keeper of the privy purse

This role is for someone to manage royal family members' budgets and finances.

The job is currently held by Sir Michael Stevens and he has to annually publish a report on Queen’s expenses.

Reportedly he earns more than 200,000 pounds a year.

A meat carver

When you are the Queen and host a luxurious meal, you won’t have time to cut the meat that will be served, therefore you hire an expert to do so.

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The gran carver is in charge to slice the perfect portion of roast beef every dinner.

This position is a hereditary one, which means can only be passed from one person to another. Currently, is held by Alexander Fielding, the Earl of Denbigh, and Desmond.

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Royal clock master

Keeping sharp the 1,000 clocks Queen owns is not an easy task, that is why the royal clock master exists.

The one in charge of the clocks makes sure they are always on time, cleans them, and preserves them.

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Reportedly, they spend 40 hours changing the hour every daylight-saving time.

Royal linen keeper

Of course, that tables at dinner parties have to look sharp, therefore there is an especial staff member that ensures all linen and cloths are on point for a banquet.

The one in this position also makes sure to preserve linens for future generations.

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Such an important role comes with benefits. Their salary is 24,000 pounds per year as well as meals and living quarters. Not bad.

Royal Astronomer

This role dates back to 1675 and its purpose is to advise the Queen on all astronomical matters.

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The most famous astronomer in this job was no more than Edmond Halley, yes, the same as Halley’s Comet.

Furniture conservator

With thousands of rooms in all royal residences, someone has to take care of the furniture, especially the historic pieces.

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This job was listed in 2019 and looked for someone to identify trendy décor as well as be able to restore historic pieces. The salary was about 25,500 pounds a year.

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