Royal housekeeper leaving £35k job because it's 'too demanding'

Sadie Rice currently works for Prince William and Kate Middleton

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Royal housekeeper leaving £35k job because it's 'too demanding'

Prince William and Kate's top housekeeper has reportedly quit as the job is too demanding.

Sadie Rice, 35, is said to have packed in her £35,000 job, which included cleaning, laundry, shopping and some cooking.

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She is based at the ten-bedroom stately home Anmer Hall, where the Cambridges spend two thirds of their time, but had been asked to spend more time at Kensington Palace.

A source at the Queen's nearby Sandringham Estate told The Sun: "Sadie's a hard worker but the job's demands got too much, even for her.

"They wanted her to spend more time at Kensington Palace and her work was increasing all the time.

"She wasn't having a normal life outside work.

"Sadie's serving her notice and it seems nothing will change her mind. It's their loss."

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Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte

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Anmer Hall in Norfolk

In 2015 Kate lured Sadie away from Norway's Prince Haakon and wife Mette-Marit in Oslo, where she spent five years.

Before that she was a Buckingham Palace maid and was well liked by the Queen.

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