How many servants does the queen have

In Her Majesty's Service - the Royals and their staff

Working for Her Majesty is anything but a normal job. Get up before dawn and work until well after sunset - and yet a job in the royal family is in great demand. It not only brings prestige, but also the sublime feeling of being close to Her Majesty. However, only a few employees actually have access to the Queen. Because only the personal pages or housemaids are allowed into the queen's private chambers.

Upstairs and Downstairs

The palace is still divided into two very special worlds: upstairs and downstairs. And the same centuries-old rules still apply to the palace staff, there are the same bizarre professions as in previous generations.

The so-called "clockmaker" watches over the time at Windsor Castle as the queen's clockmaker. When the more than 400 historical clocks have to be switched from summer to winter time, he can spend 16 hours in the castle wearing kid gloves.

The dog whisperer, the so-called "dog whisperer", takes care of the salvation of her majesty's best friends. He knows the hierarchy among the royal four-legged friends and advises the queen on how to deal with potential troublemakers. The Queen's Swan Marker, on the other hand, counts the number of wild swans that have traditionally belonged to the monarch since the 12th century.

Royal butlers and plumbers tell us why perfect timing at the British court needs traffic lights and the rule of thumb that synchronizes at the royal table.

Nobility expert Leontine Countess von Schmettow gives an insight

But what does the Danish master of ceremonies do when the Danish queen goes on a state visit? How do you become the Queen's cameraman? Where do the royal nannis come from and why do the flowers on the queen's hat come from Wallroda, Saxony, of all places?

Aristocracy expert Leontine von Schmettow clarifies these and many other questions and tells in her film about a life on behalf of Her Majesty. The film gives us an insight into a world of its own, a real "Downton Abbey" on NDR television.