Prince Harry appoints former Army officer as his very own private secretary | Royal | News | Daily Express
4 April 2013
Prince Harry appoints former Army officer as his very own private secretary
Edward Lane Fox
, 36, met the Prince while they were both on military duties and has since worked for RLM Finsbury and also for a public relations firm. It is the first time that the 28-year-old Prince will have had his own private secretary, and it is believed that he was very much involved in the interviewing process for the job.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Lane Fox will begin his new role in June, after Prince Harry returns from his tour of the US. The news is a sure sign that Prince Harry will be increasing his public duties, along with his older brother Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate.
The fantastic opportunity for Lane Fox comes comes after Harry joined his brother and sister-in-law in setting up the Household Office of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace last year. A spokesman for St James's Palace told the newspaper that Prince Harry and Lane Fox had met on occasion and had both been involved with the Burnaby Blue Foundation.
Mr Lane Fox is currently a Senior Associate with the global financial communications firm, RLM Finsbury. Previously he was Chief of Staff to the company's Founder, Roland Rudd. Before joining Finsbury, Mr Lane Fox was an officer in the Blues and Royals. He left the Household Cavalry Regiment in 2006 as Squadron Second-in-Command, with the rank of Captain.
Last year it was announced that there had been a reshuffle, with both Prince William and his wife employing private secretaries of their own. Overseeing everything behind the scenes is Mr Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton
, principle private secretary and equerry to the young royals. He has been with the Princes since 2005, and is credited with masterminding their rise from shy young men into respected public figures. The former SAS officer is so close to the Wales men that his son William was a page boy at the royal wedding. The trio also have the wisdom and experience of Sir David Manning
to lean on. A former British ambassador to the US, he became an advisor to William and Harry at the request of the Queen when they formed their private office in 2009.
The appointment of Edward Lane Fox completes the restructuring of the senior roles in the Household of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.