Prince William and Kate Middleton may be in for some big changes at their Kensington Palace home.
According to Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal staff is threatening to strike because of a proposed pay cut that could impact their salaries.
While personnel who are “very close” to the couple are allegedly not planning to strike, workers who serve in the public areas of the estate fear they’ll lose up to $5,000 per year if the charity that manages the staff implements proposed budget cuts.
Kensington Palace, photographed in January 2013.
“The changes to working hours affect a small number of colleagues in the front-of-house team at Kensington Palace. We have given a year’s notice of the planned changes and are currently in discussions with the Public and Commercial Services Union. We value our staff very highly and hope to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement,” a spokeswoman for Historic Royal Palaces told British publication Metro U.K. in a statement.
Staff involved in the ongoing dispute are reportedly those who look after palace exhibits, work in ticket offices or give public tours of the Kensington Palace grounds.