Friday, 6 March 2015

Cambridge & Sussex's Staff

This is a list of staff for the Cambridge/Sussexs. Their "household" is funded by income from Duchy of Cornwall and the Sovereign Grant.

While I will try to keep this up-to-date and thorough, most staff appointments are not officially announced. So, we don't always know exactly when people start, leave, get promoted, job titles, etc. 

To help denote how up-to-date this information is, staff names are:
  • Black: NOT confirmed they still work for the Royals as of 2019. But obviously, since they are still on the list, I don't have reason to believe they have left. 
    • * denote we did not confirm they still work for the Royals as of 2018. 
  • Color: Confirmed they are working for the Royal as of 2019
  • Color & Underlined: Confirmed still working in the same position for the Royal as of 2019
We reset everyone to Black every January and start the process of confirming again that they are still working for Royals & are in the same position.

Private Secretaries 
  • Simon Case
    • Private Secretary to Prince William (July 2018 - Present)
  • Catherine Quinn
    • Private Secretary to Duchess Kate (2017 - Present)
  • Laura Baker (née Osbaldeston)
    • William's Assistant Private Secretary? (2014? - Present)
    • Worked for Clarence House 
      • ?  (2013 ?- 2015?) 
      • Research Officer/ Senior Research Officer (2007-2011)
  • Heather Wong
    • Assistant Private Secretary to Prince Harry (2016 - Present)
  • Amy Pickerill
    • Communications Secretary (2016 - 2018?)
    • Assistant Private Secretary to Prince Harry/ Meghan Markle (2018? - Present)
  • Samantha Cohen
    • Assistant Press Secretary (2001-2007)
      • Mainly for Prince Andrew
    • Press and Communications Secretary (2007-2010)
    • Assistant Private Secretary (2010 - Summer 2018)
    • Harry & Meghan's Interim Private Secretary (Summer 2018-?)
  • Natalie Barrows
    • Kate's Assistant Private Secretary (2017? - Present)
          Communications Secretaries (Sometimes called Press Officers, Press Secretary, etc)
          • Jason Knauf
            • Head Communications Secretary (2015 - Present)
          • Christain Jones
            • Deputy Communications Secretary (2018 - Present)
          • Charlotte Pool *
            • Communications Secretary (2015 - Present)
          • James Holt
            • Communications Secretary (2017 - Present)
          • Julie Burley
            • Communications Secretary (2017? - Present)
          • Natasha Archer 
            • Personal Assistant (2011- Present)
            • Often credited at Kate's Stylist
          • Sophie Agnew *
            • Assistant to Kate's Private Secretary (Then Rebecca Deacon) (?-2017)
            • ? (2017 - Present)
          • Helen Asprey *
            • ? to 2011 - William and Harry's Personal Private Secretary 
            • 2011-2012 - William, Kate and Harry's Personal Private Secretary
            • 2012 to Present - Harry's Personal Private Secretary 
          • Clara Madden
            • 2012 to ? - Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton's Personal Assistant? 
            • ? to present -  Project Officer/ Assistant to Prince Harry?
          • Lieutenant Commander David Brannighan
            • Equerry (2017 - Present)
          • ?
            • Orderly (2013-Present)
          Part-time Advisors
          • Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton
            • Worked for Queen Mother (1984 - 1986)
            • Private Secretary for William and Harry (2005-2011)
            • Private Secretary for William, Kate and Harry (2011-2013)
            • Advisor (Part-Time) (2013 - Present)
            • Extra Equerry (?- 2017 - Present)
          • Sir David Manning
            • Foreign Affairs Adviser  (2009 - Present)


          1. How do you know how long Clara has been working for Harry? I only ever heard she worked with Ed for special projects and only recently (2015) started working for the office.

            1. I don't know how long she's been with Harry as project officer. But she has been in the office since 2012 (long before Ed came), she worked with the former Private Secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton. I've seen a reference calling her his personal assistant, but I'm not sure about that.

          2. Dear Gert!
            You do not know when you happen to Rebecca's birthday? I can not find anything about it on the net. Thank you in advance for help.....

            1. Rebecca Deacon's Birthday is in May, she is 33 and will turn 34 next month.

          3. if you don't see this one by Mark Stewart in twitter " And thanks to @KensingtonRoyal press team Jason, Katrina, Marnie & Charlotte for all your help. Great tour."
            and Natasha Archer worked for The Royal Household from August 2007 according her account on linkedin

            1. Thanks for sharing this.

              It's my understanding that not all of those press officers actually work for William and Catherine's household. Jason and Katrina do, but I know they borrowed some staff from Buckingham Palace for the tour as well. I do know KP has a 4th press officer, but I don't know who it is.

              Also I don't tend to trust Linkedin Accounts, there is really no way of knowing whether that is her account, or a fake account..... Also Since 2007, doesn't means she has worked for William and Harry's household since then. In fact William and Harry didn't have their own household till 2009. Until then they worked out of Charles's office, Clarence House, and really didn't have their own staff.

            2. i found this article from tatler ( )..... they are said"she used to be her PA. 'Tash' has been working with the Royal Family since 2007, earning her big promotion in 2014 after giving her honest opinion on Kate's nude court shoes and proving that she was a dab hand at packing her royal tour suitcases - which is no easy task, believe us." i know that Not every things is right .... may be they build their information from Linkedin " i think her pic that is used in Linkedin ..mmmm private"

              Helen Asprey represented prince william and harry in the Funeral of Sir Brian McGrath (Extra Equerry to The Duke of Edinburgh and formerly Private Secretary and Treasurer to His Royal Highness) ... it is in CC 29 June

            3. Thanks. While I'm sure Natasha helps with some styling, I'm pretty sure her official role in Personal Assistant. (And when every KP tells the press type of staff they are bringing on tour, they always mention personal assistants, never stylists. Also a stylist wouldn't be paid for with Tax-payer funding, which Natasha is.) One of the problems with the media is once a story is out, it stays out there. All these articles about Natasha being Kate's stylist is just people repeating what was said in a article before them.

              As for Helen Asprey, I do believe in 2010ish she switched from working for William and Harry to just Harry, as their household started to expand and break off from Clarence House. But obviously It's all in the same household. Representing both of them at the funeral doesn't mean much. There was just no point in each of them sending a representative, Helen was there to represent the household. But I am glad you mentioned her being there. We don't ever see her at engagements so it's nice to confirm she's still working for them.

          4. there are pictures of Clara Madden (Assistant to Prince Harry) in Orlando 7 may*roo&search_newest.x=49&search_newest.y=7&search_newest=search#

          5. A few designers have said that they work with Natasha so I dont think we have to doubt the press when they say she acts as a stylist

            1. Acting like a Stylist and being a stylist are 2 different things. A personal assistant can act like a stylist, but they would do other things and would be pay for by tax payer funds. A stylist on the other hand would be payed for privately. And we know the privately funded staff brought on tour were nanny and hairdresser.