Whereas King Charles has been making an attempt to spice up his fame with the British individuals within the days because the death of Queen Elizabeth, his ascension to the throne is a much less joyous second for a lot of staffers who served him when he was the Prince of Wales.
As many as 100 staff at Clarence Home, the place Charles and Camilla have lived for years, have obtained discover that they might be dropping their jobs—an motion the Public and Industrial Companies Union referred to as “heartless.”
“Whereas some adjustments throughout the households had been to be anticipated, as roles throughout the royal household change, the dimensions and velocity at which this has been introduced is callous within the excessive,” stated union normal secretary Mark Serwotka in an announcement.
Whereas notifications of attainable job redundancies had been issued to staffers, the notices additionally reportedly talked about that staffers who’re let go will obtain help to find jobs in different royal household households within the U.Ok. or elsewhere.
The union, nonetheless, argues that it was flawed to problem notices on this scale, as Prince William will likely be taking up the function of Prince of Wales and can doubtless want additional workers to deal with that job. (It’s unclear if William and his household will transfer to Clarence Home from their present residence, Adelaide Cottage, in Windsor.
“The announcement isn’t solely callous in its timing but additionally untimely within the excessive,” stated Serwotka.
NBC Information reports that no staffers will lose their jobs for a minimum of three months and that U.Ok. legal guidelines require workers be alerted to how this would possibly have an effect on their employment as quickly as attainable.
Charles and Camilla plan to maneuver to Buckingham Palace, which has historically been the house of the U.Ok.’s reigning monarch. Clarence Home spokespeople have stated operations at that facility have now ceased.