Kate Middleton's strict zero tolerance attitude she abides by to keep staff in line

Kate Middleton strict no tolerance policy for staff

Kate Middleton is said to stick to a strict, no tolerance attitude when it comes to her staff—but only on one rule in particular. 

  • Kate Middleton reportedly has a no tolerance policy when it comes to one key rule for the staff members working in her homes.
  • The Duchess of Cambridge lives between Kensington Palace and Amner Hall in Norfolk with Prince William and children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
  • This royal news comes after it was revealed that Prince Harry is 'laying low' after 'lashing out' at the Queen.

As the future King and will-be Queen Consort, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge understandably have access to a large team of staff to keep their households up and running.

From royal dressers and assistants that help Kate to look her best to Norland nanny Maria Borello who looks after the Cambridge children and chefs to cook the family's meals—there's no shortage of help for the Queen's grandson, his wife and their brood.

KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince George's nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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And when it comes to the Cambridge staff rule book, there's said to be one key policy that Kate won't budge on, with the Duchess holding a strict attitude when it comes to staff gossip.

In a recent job advert for a Kensington Palace housekeeper, the description highlighted that the successful candidate would have to be good at "maintaining confidentiality and exercising discretion" while working within the nooks and crannies of Kate and William's private spaces.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart Kensington Palace to attend a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on day one of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands & Queen Maxima of the Netherlands State Visit on October 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands accompanied by Queen Maxima are staying at Buckingham Palace during their two day stay in the UK. The last State Visit from the Netherlands was by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus in 1982. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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It's believed that Kate and William are hugely hot on keeping personal and confidential information inside palace walls.

"You will be a self-starter who also enjoys working collaboratively," the ad also stated, adding,"You will be keen to take on new challenges as these arise and develop your own knowledge and skills.”

The salary for the spot on Kate and William's payroll is just under £20,000 per year, with the Duke and Duchess requiring the right person to be flexible when it comes to workload and travelling into work.

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for Goodto.com, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).