A few months ago, thanks to breaking news via Twitter from Victoria Murphy with the UK Mirror and Richard Palmer with the UK Daily Express, I discovered that Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton was becoming Principal Private Secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) and Prince Harry, while both Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge were getting their own Private Secretaries, Rebecca Deacon for Kate and Miguel Head for William. Edward Lane Fox is the newly-announced personal private secretary to Prince Harry.
This move within the Royal Household was “very interesting – a new era in the royal household,” tweeted Murphy. “The job changes in William, Kate and Harry’s household will be seen as them spreading their wings and loosening ties with their father,” Palmer tweeted.
However, I had another, more important question. What is a Private Secretary, and can I be one? So, a wee bit of research ensued.