John Maguire learning how to set a table properly
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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.

  • 27 Mar 2012