Aspiring Napoleon Bonaparte impersonators have been urged to use for a place on the British Abroad Territory of St Helena, the place the famed French emperor spent his closing years.
Tourism officers on the island, situated within the South Atlantic, say they’re on the lookout for a male with “the flexibility to have interaction with people in any respect ranges, particularly dignitaries”.
As a part of the applying course of, they need to strive on a custom-made go well with.
Napoleon died on the island in 1821.
Napoleon, who served as a navy common and emperor of France, was exiled to St Helena following his defeat on the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
St Helena’s vacationer board mentioned it was on the lookout for a “properly offered” male, who could be accessible for occasions via to 2021 – the anniversary of Napoleon’s dying – to fill the position.
Potential candidates have till 27 September to use, with the primary look scheduled to happen in mid-October.
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The advert for the place says the chosen impersonator will act as an envoy for St Helena.
It’s reportedly an unpaid, voluntarily place, aimed toward residents of the island.
Napoleon was born in 1769 on the French island of Corsica. He was a military commander earlier than changing into emperor and is broadly remembered for his navy conquests in Europe.