The British monarchy plans to fire twenty people who worked directly for Queen Elizabeth II after her death on September 8, union sources have confirmed.
Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union, which represents royal employees, said on Wednesday that members had been “disappointed” to receive the warning letter from royal treasurer Michael Stevens.
In this letter, Stevens warns that, although most operations will remain as they are now under the reign of Charles IIIseveral jobs are at risk.
“While it is too early to definitively confirm, it is anticipated that a very small minority of employees (less than 20) who provided personal services to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth will have their positions affected by her death.”it states.
Stevens indicates that interested parties will be written to inform them of these changes and how they will be carried out.
Last week the press revealed that a hundred jobs are also at risk in the former official residence of the king, Clarence House, which will now focus its management on neighboring Buckingham Palace.