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Queen and Charles start to ‘job-share’

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Published by: Olivia Brown

21st January 2014

It has been said that the merging of staff at Buckingham Palace is the first step towards bringing Prince Charles to the throne, and now the Prince has begun to ‘job-share’ with the Queen.

Prince Charles will accompany the Queen on the beaches of Normandy this summer to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which is said to be ‘the most high-profile example yet of Charles sharing official duties with his mother on the world stage’. The job-share will aim to ease the transition through a ‘handover period’, ‘designed to be a “gentle glide”, as the Second World War generation of royals “passes the baton” to the next.’ Read the full article here.

Job-shares are becoming increasingly more popular in the workplace, especially for working parents. Typically, two employees will work part-time, together covering the work that would be done by one person working full-time. This is the perfect solution to create a more balanced work/family life, as it enables parents who wish to work to also spend days during the week at home.

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