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Chris Ely Founder at Chris Ely Household Consulting and Staff Training is a professional butler and estate manager with proficiencies of the highest standards. Throughout his incomparable thirty-year career in service to some of the world’s most discerning families, Mr. Ely has cultivated the professionalism, discretion, and precision essential to performing a wide range of specialized functions. Service for his first employer, Queen Elizabeth II, included work at many of the state and private residences of the British Royal family, as well as on the Royal Yacht HMY Britannia, where he was responsible for the domestic care of a wide range of family members, dignitaries, and guests. Mr. Ely’s first-hand perspective into the complexities of running a high-performance household led him to continue his career as the leader and organizing force behind the households of a diplomat, an Arab Sheik, and luminaries of the entertainment industry. His last full-time service position was that of butler to Mrs. Brooke Astor. Mr. Ely has since provided his organizational services in optimizing the staffs of high-net-worth households in the United States and Europe.

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