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Pregnant Kate Middleton and Prince William Hire a Housekeeper

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Housekeeper hopefuls need not apply: The royal position has formally been filled. 

Pregnant Kate Middleton and hubby Prince William have hired one of Queen Elizabeth II's most trusted servants as their housekeeper, according to published reports

Antonella Fresolone, 42, has been appointed to the highly coveted position. With Her Majesty's blessing, the monarch's former staff member will assist Will and Kate as they adjust to life as first-time parents. 

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The Italian employee has worked at the Buckingham Palace for 13 years. She reportedly began her new role two weeks ago after moving into a staff apartment at Kensington Palace. 

Fresolone was one of many qualified professionals who applied for the £23,000-a-year [$35,700] position. The petite Italian is known for her hard work ethic and dedication to the royal family, making her the perfect fit for Will and Kate. 

Her duties will include caring for the family's clothing, silverware and glassware, cleaning all areas of the residence and walking the couple's adorable black cocker spaniel Lupo

Middleton is due to give birth in mid-July

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