London (dpa) – Because of the coronavirus pandemic, 380 short-term jobs will be lost at Buckingham Palace in London this year, a spokeswoman for the Royal Collection Trust confirmed to dpa on Friday.

The trust manages the castles and works of art owned by the British royals.

All the workers affected were offered employment in the coming year, the spokeswoman said.

Queen Elizabeth II’s official London residence normally opens its doors to visitors for three months each summer while the queen stays in her summer residence Balmoral in Scotland. Hundreds of employees are employed for this, for example to check tickets, issue audio guides and sell souvenirs.

According to the spokeswoman, these are primarily retirees and students who earn an average of around 2,000 pounds (around R43,000) per month.

WIN a R 2,000 Woolworths Voucher

Subscribe to our Free Daily All4Women Newsletter to enter

In 2018, more than 570,000 people had visited Buckingham Palace, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, however, the opening was cancelled this year.

Accommodation offers from

20,000 listings in 2,000 locations with 10,000 reviews.

18% DISCOUNT – From R1222 p/night

Hudsons on Twelfth

Rivonia, Gauteng

Valid until April 30 2020

66% DISCOUNT – From R1440 R518 p/night

Silver Forest Boutique Lodge and Spa

Helderberg, Somerset West

For stays between 1 Jul & 30 Sep 2020

35% DISCOUNT – From R1524 p/night

The Atrium 30

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Valid until April 30 2020


Author: ANA Newswire