Etiquette Consultant 

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Grant Harrold, The Royal Butler

Grant has spent the previous 20 years working as a butler, valet, PA and house manager in stately homes across the UK. He has worked for HRH The Prince of Wales, the Dukes of Bedford and other members of the Royal family and the aristocracy, as well as VIPs and celebrities, many of whom are now clients. 

 

Grant Harrold, "The Royal Butler", has been described as Britain’s Etiquette Expert and "one of Europe’s Top Gurus" on Etiquette (Easyjet) due to his background and teaching on the subject for almost 20 years. Grant was a former butler and member of the Royal Household of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall based at Highgrove House. His duties included butlering for TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales. He has worked alongside many other Royals, VIPS and celebrities over the past 19 years, many of whom are now his clients.

 

Grant is a Royal etiquette expert and a Royal commentator, public speaker, butler and housekeeper trainer for principals and their staff in the UK and worldwide. Grant has featured on British television for 19 years and regularly features on radio, most famously he was the fresh-faced young butler in BBC 2 Country House TV Series, which ran for four years.

 

Grant ran the specialist company Nicholas Veitch, a consultancy firm established in 2012 until 2018 which offered support on royal and British etiquette and household staffing. In 2018 this developed into The Royal Butlers School which offers Etiquette classes, workshops and courses alongside his Butler school. In 2015 The Royal Butler formed a partnership with Blenheim Palace. Together, they founded The Royal School Of Etiquette and The Royal School Of Butlers. Her Royal Highness, Princess Katarina is the Royal Patron and a co-founder of the school. For further information, please visit The Royal School of Etiquette and Butlers.

Grant works closely with some of the top hotels in the country as their etiquette expert, among them the Ritz Hotel in London. He is also one of the newest speakers for Seabourn Cruise Line which is an ultra-luxury cruise line headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The line operates all around the world, from short seven-day Caribbean cruises to exotic 100+ day around the world cruises.

 

Over the last few years, Grant has become a point of contact for national and international media on his profession, his background and on all things Royal. He has featured in the highly popular TV series, Country House. Grant also took part in Be Your Own Boss in 2012.  In 2013, Grant worked with Ruth Watson on her series "Ruth Watson Means Business!”, where he was brought in as an authority on etiquette to help the staff at Fawsley Hall to improve their service.  In 2014, he appeared in the Channel 4 TV Series “You Can’t Get The Staff” as 'The Butler'. In the series, he was seen performing the duties of a butler and showing his tricks of the trade from the Butlers Guide. During 2015, Grant was a columnist for the Lady Magazine. This column ran alongside his YouTube channel where he performs the duties he writes about. 

 

In 2016, Grant joined Michael Portillo in the BBC Two TV series, Great Railway Journeys. In this, you saw Michael join Grant in Bath where he taught Michael the etiquette of Afternoon Tea. More recently, Grant appeared as an etiquette expert on ITV's "This Morning" where he has promoted the value of losing gracefully and encouraging children to attend weddings. He has acted as a Royal commentator on ITV's Good Morning Britain and joined Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 as his Butler on duty and to discuss the role of 21st Century Royal Butlers. He has also joined Matt Barbet and Gaby Roslyn on Channel 5 appearing on The Breakfast Show teaching talk show host Jerry Springer and actress Lisa Faulkner how to behave like a King and Queen. AOL used his top 7 butler hacks for their website in 2016. Grant launched his own “The Royal Butler Guide” in 2016 on his Youtube site which has been popular with his social media audience which covers Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, plus another eleven media platforms which altogether had 15 million interactions in 2016. 

 

In 2017, Grant was back on our screens in January for several episodes of BBC One Royal Recipes TV series joining Michael Burke looking back at Royal Dining. The series ran for three weeks. In the spring of 2017, he presented a segment of the popular TV series Rip off Britain which saw him go undercover to discover if afternoon tea is worth what you pay for it. Summer of 2017 saw Grant go undercover for BBC One’s The One Show. He was a man on a mission to discover if Scottish restaurants offer you doggy bags for leftover food. Then, for Channel 5 Grant joined Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford in their series “How The Other Half Lives”. In this series, Grant gave Eamonn and Ruth a few etiquette pointers to help them attend a debutants ball. Grant will be back this summer/autumn appearing in another two prime-time documentary series.

 

Grant is also occasionally asked to join BBC Radio 5 Live to comment on the day’s top stories as well as appearing regularly as a Royal commentator and Etiquette Expert on Sky News, BBC News. This Morning, Good Morning Britain and Talk Radio.

 

Grant has given interviews to the BBC's Politics Show, America's CBS, Germany's RTL, and Canada's Entertainment Tonight, The British Forces Broadcasting Radio Station, The Daily Mail, The Daily Record, The Weekend Magazine and The Lady magazine to name a few, talking about his role as a Royal etiquette expert, Royal commentator and Butler Trainer. Grant has also spoken to them about his life as a Butler, PA and House Manager to the elite of British society. Grant has also worked on national campaigns in the United Kingdom. UK Safety first enlisted Grant's help on their 2015 national campaign and Grant helped Penhaligons launch their No 33 scent. In 2016 Grant worked with Stayz, Australia’s Number one Holiday Rental Company to create a Royal Stayzcation, which saw Grant visit Australia to give high profile clients a lesson in Royal etiquette. Grant also appeared on many TV and radio programmes while visiting Australia including Sunrise, The Daily Edition and The Fitzy and Wippa Radio Show. 

 

Butlering started for Grant, in 1997 while helping out at a privately-owned Scottish estate, working alongside his mother. It was there that he was offered a position as a trainee butler. Within a few years, he moved on to become the under-butler to the then Marquess and Marchioness of Tavistock at Woburn Abbey.

 

In 2002 Lord Howland, son of the Marquess of Tavistock, took up residence at the Abbey and Grant stayed on, taking up the position as his butler. Within a few months, Andrew Howland became the 15th Duke of Bedford.

While Grant was at Woburn the TV series, Country House was filmed, in which he was featured.



In 2004 Grant joined the Household of HRH The Prince of Wales. During Grants time within the Royal Household, the role saw him overseeing the running of Highgrove House, Clarence House and Sandringham House as acting House Manager from time to time, as well as looking after members of the Royal family from Her Majesty The Queen, to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.  

 

Grant has always ensured that Their Royal Highnesses image and appearance were and are to this day maintained. He provides the highest standards of care and attention to detail which he prides himself upon. Grant continues to have a good relationship with the Royal Household and members of the royal family and has been described as an unofficial ambassador for the Royal family. 

 

As an animal lover, Grant proudly  Supports Pets as Therapy as a supporter and Pets in Spain.

 

Visit Grant's website at www.theroyalbutler.co.uk for further information.

 

Or you can follow him on Twitter by clicking the link.below, or visit his youtube channel at www.youtube.com/theroyalbutler

HRH Princess Katarina

Princess Katarina is a member of two Royal Dynasties.

She is a member of the British Royal Family and The Serbian Royal Family.

 

Princess Katarina was born in London, the daughter of HRH Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia and HRH Princess Margarita of Baden. Her father, Prince Tomislav, was the second son of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia who married Maria, the daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania. He was the younger brother of the last King of Yugoslavia, Peter II who was forced into exile from his country during the Second World War.

 

Maria’s paternal grandfather was Prince Alfred, the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and her maternal Grandmother was Princess Alice, the second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Princess Katarina’s maternal grandmother, Princess Alice of Battenberg was the mother of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, therefore she is a niece of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and cousin to HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge.

 

She is also a great-great-granddaughter of George III of the United Kingdom. Therefore, Princess Katarina is related to the British Royal Family from both her father and her mother’s side of the family.

 

Princess Katarina is The President of The Guild of Travel and Tourism and is actively involved in supporting many charitable causes.

 

HRH Princess Katarina has teamed up with Grant Harrold, who was formerly a royal butler to HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall from 2004 until 2011.

 

HRH Princess Katarina has devised a personalised insight into the correct form of etiquette and good manners as practised by the aristocracy and the upper classes. HRH is in a unique position to share her deep knowledge and life-long experience and to impart it in an intimate and friendly way in partnership with Grant Harrold. Together they founded The Royal School Of Etiquette in 2015

 

The Royal etiquette classes are an introduction to the world of Royal Social Refinement.

 

It takes place at Blenheim Palace near Oxford, Thornbury Castle near Bristol and exclusive Private Members Clubs or a Luxury Hotel in London. If you would like to learn the ultimate in etiquette knowledge and correct manners, please make a booking, and we will be most happy to welcome you.

 

HRH and Mr Harrold also teach at The Royal School of Butlers at Blenheim Palace, which has classes in Butler and Housekeeper Training, and Royal and British Etiquette. The courses are run in association with one of the country's best-known Recruitment Specialists, Beauchamp Partners.

 

The Butler and Housekeeping course is an introduction to the world of a Butler, Housekeeper and Household staff for students or others who would like to enter into this unique profession. With our help, we will see you through the course and Beauchamp Partners will endeavour to find you a position in an environment where you can continue to develop.

 

Nicholas Veitch runs the offices of HRH Princess Katarina and Mr Grant Harrold.

 

To contact the office of HRH Princess Katarina, please visit - www.princesskatarina.org.uk