The Cambridges

William & Kate appoint former Brexit strategist as their new Communications Secretary



The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have appointed Christian Jones to be their new Communications Secretary.

Mr Jones, who is currently Deputy Communications Secretary to the Cambridges as well as the Duke & Duchess of Sussex, starts his new role as a result of The Queen creating a new Royal Household.

He has worked at Kensington Palace for just a few months and replaces Jason Knauf who becomes a special advisor to the Cambridges.

Before this, Mr Jones was a key figure in the Department for Exiting the European Union, leading the press team during David Davis and Dominic Raab’s tenure at the department. He was also a speechwriter for the former Brexit Secretary David Davis.

William and Kate are not the only royals to appoint a new Communications Secretary.

Harry and Meghan have appointed Sara Latham to be their new Communications Secretary once they split from Kensington Palace in the Spring.

Ms Latham, currently of Freuds, has worked in the White House under Bill Clinton where she choreographed his reelection campaign

She has also worked for the UK government, spending two years advising the late Culture Secretary, Dame Tessa Jowell.

More recently, Ms Latham was a key figure in the 2016 Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton where she was Chief of Staff to Campaign Manager John Podesta.

The news of her appointment comes as The Queen creates a new royal household for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of which Ms Latham will head.

She will report directly to The Queen’s Communications Secretary, Donal McCabe, who is also a new appointment.

Harry and Meghan, who currently share a household with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be given a new team who will be based at Buckingham Palace.

The Sussex Family’s divorce from Kensington Palace means that the couple can focus on their own ventures.

In a statement, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen has agreed to the creation of a new Household for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their marriage in May last year. The Household, which will be created with the support of The Queen and The Prince of Wales, will be established in the spring.”