Laundry classes for men a ‘fantastic idea’

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Prince Charles’ former butler has defended a Scottish hotel for offering classes on domestic chores for men.

The Rosslea Hall Hotel in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, offers a ‘Groom Academy’ teaching men how to iron clothes, make the bed, and deliver breakfast in bed to their partner.

The hotel was criticised by some on Facebook for sexism, but etiquette expert Grant Harrold, who worked in Prince Charles’ household, said the classes were “fantastic”.


Speaking to talkRADIO’s Mike Graham, Mr Harrold said: “How is this sexist? Instead of the ladies being asked to do a bedspread it’s the men.

"Men should be able to bring breakfast to ladies in bed, make beds and do a bit of ironing and vacuuming. These are very simple tasks but they’re vital to life.”

Mr Harrold said men today lacked such a knowledge of these domestic tasks that on a recent cruise tour he found himself teaching an impromptu lesson on ironing clothes in the ship’s laundry room.

“The ladies afterwards came up and told me they thought it was great I was showing their chaps how to do these things,” he added.