The Royal Butler

A former member of the British Royal Household, Grant Harrold is best known as The Royal Butler and the Defender of Etiquette.

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Do you know your fish fork from your salad fork? Or the proper way to greet someone? A national hotel group is giving holidaymakers the chance to learn from the royal family’s right-hand man with new breaks from March this year.

The etiquette expert will be running exclusive Q&A sessions and workshops – revealing an insider’s glimpse into what life is really like at Buckingham Palace.

You will then have the chance to tuck into a royally delicious afternoon tea* and practice your newly polished skills with finger sandwiches, cakes, and scones topped off with a pot of tea.

*Booking and supplement applies. Subject to availability.

He is a leading etiquette expert, royal commentator, entertainer, and broadcaster. Boasting a client list including TRH Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry, and even Her Majesty the Queen. He has cemented his place as an expert on all the goings-on of the Royal household.

Grant started his career as a trainee butler at a private estate in Scotland before becoming the under-butler to the Marquess and Marchioness of Tavistock at Woburn Abbey later becoming butler of Lord Howland, the son of the Marquess of Tavistock. It was during his time at Woburn that he first appeared on TV screens on BBC Two’s Country House. In 2004, he joined the Household of HRG The Prince of Wales and was also the butler for TRH Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry. Grant has worked as a house manager in many infamous buildings including Highgrove House, Clarence House, and Sandringham House. During this time, he looked after members of the Royal family including Her Majesty the Queen and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge including all their guests.

Now a businessman, speaker, consultant, and broadcaster, Grant’s work is inspired by his wealth of experience in the Royal subject. He was director of Nicholas Veitch, a consultancy firm offering lessons on Royal British etiquette and household staffing. He later co-founded The Royal School of Butlers and The Royal School of Etiquette. Grant has worked with several leading hotels, restaurants and cruise lines, as an etiquette expert, boasting the Ritz Hotel and Seabourn Cruises as clients. He is also a go-to for many major broadcasters for all things etiquette and Royal Family. Sky News, BBC News, Australia’s 60 minutes, and Talk Radio all called on his expertise concerning the Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  He has also been called on to deliver etiquette classes on BBC Three’s Miss Holland, ITV’s This Morning and Channel Five’s The Breakfast Show. Grant’s own YouTube channel, The Royal Butler, is also very popular with over 27,000 subscribers.  

Included in the price of every break

Great value breaks with so much included

  • Breakfast & dinner

    Delicious breakfasts and three-course dinners featuring tempting classics with either help yourself buffet or waiter service.

  • Activities

    Choose from dance and fitness classes, spa and wellness, bike rides, archery, quizzes, walking tours and more.

  • Leisure facilities

    Heated pools and a steamy sauna, plus a cinema, games room and other sports facilities at selected locations.

  • Entertainment

    Nightly spellbinding performances from vocalists, bands and comics to choreographed and costumed shows.

  • Room treats

    All rooms come with a generously stocked tea tray, plus a selection of toiletries in the bathroom.

  • A woman sitting at a table with a waiter, engaged in conversation.

    Sensational Service

    Our team are happy to help with anything you need and there's no charge for parking and high-speed Wi-Fi.

  • Free, high-speed wifi

  • Free Parking

  • Adults only

  • Tea and coffee in room

  • Wheelchair accessible