Butler training: How to be a gentleman's gentleman


The Royal Household is advertising for a trainee butler - or footman - to provide "the highest standards in the service of wine, food, valeting, messenger duties and reception".

The role pays £15,000 per year for a 45-hour week, mostly at Buckingham Palace, but with up to three months a year at other royal residences.

John Maguire went to find out what is involved in being a top-class butler.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.