My role...I am part of the curatorial team which cares for the buildings and contents of our five palaces (and one cottage). My responsibilities cover Kensington Palace and Kew Palace with Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, though we help one another, if we have a particular specialism. My role is to research the palace, and to keep a close eye on any alterations or development.
My day...Each and every day I think -‘ what am I going to find out today', because no two days are ever alike. That’s the beauty of these marvellous buildings: they generously dish up new morsels of interest every time you visit, whether to a visitor or a willing captive like me.
Highlights...An inexhaustible supply of food for the soul. Sometimes I’m sitting in my office with a sandwich and a cup of coffee and I have to stop myself and remember – ‘you work in some of the greatest palaces ever built’. So instead of staring at my computer screen, I go and marvel at the skills of the wood-carvers, stonemasons, ironworkers, bricklayers and gardeners who have left their mark.