As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially split their royal household from Prince William and Kate Middleton, they also have hired a big gun to help manage their P.R.: Sara Latham, a former senior advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Latham, who has joint U.S. and U.K citizenship, also worked in Bill Clinton’s White House and for the transition team of then-President-elect Barack Obama, according to royal reporter Omid Scobie. For the past year, Latham has been working at Freuds, a top London-based public relations firm, Vanity Fair reported. Freuds’ CEO last year praised Latham for offering “unrivaled experience as an adviser at the very highest levels.”
In her duties for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Latham is expected to bring a new level of professionalism and 21st communications savvy to the royal family, according to Vanity Fair.
It is probably no surprise that this move is partly led by Meghan. Since marrying Harry, the U.S.-born former TV actress is credited with infusing the 1,000-year-old monarchy with a refreshing dose of style and relatability. Mom-to-be Meghan has done this by gracefully stepping into her royal role while also becoming one of the most famous and photographed women on the planet.
Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Westminster Abbey to attend a service to mark the centenary of the Armistice in central London on November 11, 2018. (PAUL GROVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The hiring of Latham also comes as William and Harry mostly go their separate ways. William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will maintain their household at Kensington palace, where they also live. The household is where their staff and working office is based.
Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry will relocate their household to Buckingham Palace, where Queen Elizabeth also has her offices. At the same time, Meghan and Harry are moving where they live from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle.
For the past several months, rumors have swirled that the brothers were establishing their own households because of a rift between them, or because their wives don’t get along.
But new reports say there always has been a long-term plan for William and Harry to have their own households, especially as William acquired duties that go along with him one day becoming the Prince of Wales and then king.
Town and Country reported that the queen has given her …
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