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Harry & Meghan appoint Hillary Clinton’s former campaign advisor as their new Communications Secretary

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex 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.

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.”