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Old 07-04-2014, 09:02 PM
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In December 1947, General Sir Frederick Browning was appointed as Comptroller and Treasurer of the joint household of Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth.
Philip had first met Browning in Ceylon at Christmas 1944 while staying with his uncle Louis Mountbatten, whose chief of staff Browning had just become.
Does Helen Asprey, a member of Prince William And Prince Henry's personal staff, accompany Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge to some of her engagements?
Sir John Tiptoft was Keeper of the Wardrobe and Treasurer of England under King Henry IV.
Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex was appointed Lord High Treasurer.
Henry held the post from May 29, 1455 to October 5, 1456, July 28, 1460 to April 14, 1462 and April 22, 1471 to April 4, 1483.
Jane Loftus, Marchioness of Ely was a lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria.
The Queen referred to her as "Dearest Jane".
In The Other Tudors, Philippa Jones wrote:

Thanks to her father's friendship with Henry VIII, and her mother's family connections and previous post as one of the ladies to both Elizabeth of York and Catherine of Aragon, Mary Boleyn soon gained her place at Court as a lady-in-waiting to Catherine.
Sir William Cavendish was the Treasurer of the Chamber from 1546 to 1553 at the court of King Henry VIII.
Frederick Ponsonby, 1st Baron Sysonby, was King George V's Keeper of the Privy Purse.
How was Frederick related to the Earls of Bessborough?
Ladies-in-waiting of Queen Catherine Parr
Anne Parr (Catherine's sister), wife of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke;
Maud Parr (Catherine's cousin);
Elizabeth Borrough (Catherine's stepdaughter), wife of Sir Robert Tyrwhitt;
Margaret Stanley, wife of Robert Radcliffe, 1st Earl of Sussex.
Henry Carey, Baron Hunsdon was appointed to the post of Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners in 1564.
In July 1585 Hunsdon was given the post of Lord Chamberlain of the Household.
One of his duties was to organize the royal entertainments, including masques and plays.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:32 PM
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Top diabetes doctor for the Queen and Prince Philip: Expert in hormone-related illness joins Royal team-
GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Top diabetes doctor for the Queen and Prince Philip: Expert in hormone-related illness joins Royal team | Mail Online
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:50 PM
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I remember seeing her at William and Kate's first engagement christening the lifeboat in Wales. There are also photos of her with Kate visiting Westminster Abbey pre wedding but she hasn't been on engagements with them for quite a while.


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Old 09-29-2014, 12:30 PM
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The Prince of Wales is on the search for a new Communications Secretary.

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William Nye who was appointed Principal Private Secretary to Charles & Camilla in September 2011 leaves in April 2015 as well.

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Interesting that P.Charles has both a Communications and Press Secretary, though The Queen and WK&H only have Comms Sec.

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P.Charles is going through Comms Secretaries pretty quickly...
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:50 PM
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Anyone have a clue to what's going on behind the scenes of the royal press offices?
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:07 PM
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They are looking for the next generation of press officer.
Discreet, yet internet savvy while having the sense to hire a staff that is devoted to getting the details right (sooner rather than later).
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:04 PM
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Forget Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs. This week, we have had a glimpse behind the scenes of a real-life royal household, with the news that The Queen has been advertising for someone to remove chewing gum from the floors and furniture at Holyrood House.
Her Majestys chosen cleaner must be available to prise pink goo off parquet for four hours a day, five days a week (including Sundays), on a part-time salary based on a rate of 15,912 per year.
The successful applicant will also be required to perform more conventional, less adhesive-related tasks, namely the making of royal beds and the laundering of royal linen.
Wanted: cleaner to pick chewing gum off royal floors. Republicans need not apply - Telegraph
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:48 PM
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Martin @CourtierUK 9m 9 minutes ago
Clarence House press office now dropped ‘Royal Communications’ from its correspondence - looks like unified press office really is no more!

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Makes one wonder what Sally Osman’s role is now. ‘Director of Royal Communications’ - not much left to direct!
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:46 PM
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well it seems that the reshuffle didn't work...
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:47 AM
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Frederick Ponsonby, 1st Baron Sysonby, was King George V's Keeper of the Privy Purse.
How was Frederick related to the Earls of Bessborough?
Frederick Ponsonby, 1st Baron Sysonby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As often wikipedia is at the very least a good starting point for many answers to your questions
Great-grandson of third earl Bessborough
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:25 AM
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Peter Hunt @BBCPeterHunt 1h 1 hour ago
William, Harry and Kate have appointed a new Communications Secretary. He's Jason Knauf and he currently works for Royal Bank of Scotland

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Mr Knauf was appointed to his new RBS role "embedding the bank's new customer-focused strategy across its external communications" in May.

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Jason Knauf has worked as a senior press officer at the UK Treasury and as a press secretary and speech writer for New Zealand government.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:28 PM
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Patrick Harrison, Prince Charles’s Press Secretary, leaves Clarence House for the last time tomorrow after 14 years in the Royal Household.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:59 AM
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Ladies in Waiting

Mistress of the Robes (formerly also Groom of the Stole). The most senior lady in waiting to a Queen, usually though not always a duchess (several of Queen Victoria's were marchioneses). She attends on state occasions and is also in charge of Rotas.

Lady of the Bedchamber. She is an actual lady in waiting and is either the wife of a peer or a peeress in her own right ie countess or viscountess.

Woman of the bedchamber. She does the same job as a lady of the bedchamber. The difference is she does not bear a peerage or is not married to a peer. She may be the daughter of a peer eg Lady Susan Hussey but she has no right to wear a coronet.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:40 PM
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Captain Florian Graham-Watson finished his short appointment as Prince William’s equerry last month. W expected to appoint new long-term one
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I found the idea of a full-time equerry interesting, but I don't agree. Full-time indicates that William will be undertaking a high level of engagements. Assuming he passes his next stage of tests to join EAAA, he will not be full-time.

I would have thought that another part-time post more likely.
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The Queen's equerry is at the post for three years. William's equerry was only there for a year. Maybe the new one is a multi year posting. With the Air Ambulance job, there is going to be a need for some one to be in Norfolk and help the staff in KP. That could be the equerry.


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Old 12-27-2014, 02:37 PM
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Captain Florian Graham-Watson job as the Cambridge's Equerry was only temporary until they find a full-time replacement.
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A Kensington Palace spokesman said at the time Captain Graham-Watsons appointment was not announced because it is only temporary, adding: We anticipate a permanent equerry will be recruited in due course.
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I found the idea of a full-time equerry interesting, but I don't agree. Full-time indicates that William will be undertaking a high level of engagements. Assuming he passes his next stage of tests to join EAAA, he will not be full-time.

I would have thought that another part-time post more likely.
Thera are not "full-time" or "part-time" equeries. They are "long-time" or "temporary". All equeries are military officers, so it's obviously they have full-time job.
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The Queen has been pleased to appoint Lieutenant Colonel Michael Vernon, Secretary, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, to be an Extra Equerry to Her Majesty, with effect from 1st January.
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