Bizarre royal jobs
From carving meat to breaking in shoes, the royal family employs a host of royal officials to keep up their sometimes strange traditions.
Grand Carver of England
Of course, the royals would never cut their own meat. This honour is passed down within a high-status family, as it is an inherited office. The Earl of Denbigh and Desmond is the current roast-carving aficionado and gets the chance to show off his expertise at special royal dinners and events.
Keeper of the Royal Philatelic Collection
The queen doesn’t just appear on stamps in the United Kingdom – she also collects them. Many pieces from the extensive collection were passed down from her grandfather and father, who were avid collectors before her. These days, the collection is so huge that stamp specialist Michael Sefi holds the head position, organising and maintaining the historically significant documents. He’s held the position since 2003, working to add to the collection and make it visible to the public.