If you wish to work in a prestigious setting, such as a Royal Palace, then there are many principles that you must live by. Not just anyone is afforded the great honour of being able to work in a Royal Setting. Instead, the honour is entrusted to those who embrace the following 10 principles:

1 – Integrity

Integrity is one of the most important principles required by Royal Palace staff. One must be true to their word and to deliver on their promises. You must be honest and possess a strong moral compass. 

2 – Empathy

The ability to understand other people’s feelings by simply looking at them is a rare quality; though one that is of great importance when working in a formal Royal Palace setting. Whilst you might not consider empathy to be a principle; striving to adopt an empathetic attitude when carrying out your duties most certainly is.

3 – Discretion

Discretion is a valued principle when working in a Royal Palace. You must be able to carry out your duties without causing offense or using language which might be harmful to others. Additionally, you must leave your work in the Palace and not bring it home with you. It is a simple and ancient etiquette which must be adhered to when being invited into another’s home. The details of your Royal Families’ personal life are not yours to share.

4 – Passion

Again, perhaps not so much a principle but a feeling. However, if you are not passionate about what you do, then you should not be working in a Royal Palace setting. If you wish to thrive and succeed in such a position, then you must be passionate about everything that you do; carrying out your duties to the highest level of professionalism.

5 – Precision

There is no dawdling or guessing in a Royal Palace, only precision. To carry out each task with an exceptional level of care and consideration is paramount. If you are not precise in everything that you do, then you do not belong in such a prestigious position.

6 – Pride

This includes having pride in your work, but also pride in yourself. You must maintain a flawless and well-groomed appearance whilst also having perfect personal hygiene. Again, it is a great honour to be able to work in a formal Royal Palace setting. You must take pride in what you do, every single day and for the entirety of your career.

7 – Respect

Respect for your Royal Family, respect for your management, respect for your colleagues and respect for yourself. Without a deep admiration for those who you are serving, you will not be able to fulfil your duties with genuine care. You must not talk back to those of a senior position and you must be able to follow orders absent question or complaint.

8 – Loyalty

Loyalty is almost certainly, one of the most important principles required in a Royal Household. Working in such a setting is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. You must embrace the position and take great pride in serving your Royal Family. Loyalty means acting accordingly, respecting their privacy and being honest in everything that you do.

9 – Accountability

You must take full responsibility for yourself and your actions. Whilst you will likely answer to someone, you must be able to react and adapt on your own. It’s about being able to carry out your duties without having to be told what to do. You must own your role and go above and beyond at all times, exceeding expectations. Additionally, being accountable for your actions should you make a mistake; take responsibility for it and react accordingly.

10 – Humility

And of course, when working in a Royal Palace you must be humble about the position that you are in. It’s about looking at the bigger picture and understanding that you are a part of something far greater than yourself. – Knowing that you are of great importance, but that you are still bound by your duties and must do so with passion and precision.

Do you think you have what it takes to work in a formal Royal Palace setting?

We’re always looking for new candidates to join our prestigious workforce. If you think that you have what it takes, then feel free to make your application for our consideration.

However, if you’ve read this article and you don’t feel as though you can meet the 10 standards mentioned above, then perhaps you should reconsider. It is a great honour to achieve such a prestigious position and one that should not be taken lightly.