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Old 08-31-2020, 03:56 PM
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Simon Case is apparently going to be named as the UK's top civil servant. Although an official announcement will not be made until tomorrow the BBC is reporting he is to become the next Cabinet Secretary

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53977821

The role is described as:
The cabinet secretary is the most senior civil servant in the United Kingdom, and is based in the Cabinet Office. The person in this role acts as the senior policy adviser to the Prime Minister and Cabinet and as the secretary to the Cabinet, is responsible to all ministers for the efficient running of government.


If true (doubt the BBC would report it if they weren't pretty sure it was) then it shows the calibre of staff the Cambridges have had but is also a potentially a risky move for Case, the current government seem no strangers to throwing their senior civil servants under the bus - the former Cabinet Secretary was asked to step downy the PM.

I guess William will be after a new Private Sec now.
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:58 PM
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Simon Case is apparently going to be named as the UK's top civil servant. Although an official announcement will not be made until tomorrow the BBC is reporting he is to become the next Cabinet Secretary

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53977821

The role is described as:
The cabinet secretary is the most senior civil servant in the United Kingdom, and is based in the Cabinet Office. The person in this role acts as the senior policy adviser to the Prime Minister and Cabinet and as the secretary to the Cabinet, is responsible to all ministers for the efficient running of government.


If true (doubt the BBC would report it if they weren't pretty sure it was) then it shows the calibre of staff the Cambridges have had but is also a potentially a risky move for case, the current government seem to strangers to throwing their senior civil servants under the bus - the former Cabinet Secretary was asked to step downy the PM.

According to the BBC, five permanent secretaries have left their posts in the last six months, which confirms what you have just said above.
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Old 09-01-2020, 02:29 AM
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To be fair, apparently Simon Case is well liked by the PM who it seems is getting "his man" in the job which of course makes it less likely he'll be forced out.
Apparently the PM personally phoned William to ask if they could borrow his Private Secretary back during the Covid crisis.
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:33 PM
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From Chris Ship's twitter:
https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv/sta...64866428391432
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It’s been revealed the most senior aide in William & Kate’s household is leaving his job.
Christian Jones is the Acting Private Secretary & former Press Secretary at Kensington Palace.
It comes 2 days after Julian Payne, Charles & Camilla’s Head of Comms, announced his departure.
Article on Telegraph:
Exclusive: Prince William's closest aide quits
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The Duke of Cambridge is set to lose a second key aide in a year. Christian Jones, who replaced Simon Case as William's private secretary last March after he was poached by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is leaving the royal household to join the private equity group Bridgepoint as a partner.
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:58 PM
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The private sector can always pay a lot more than the Royal Firm can afford.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:22 AM
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Just my opinion but there doesn't appear to be the same career courtiers that there once was.
Having a few years working for the crown does look good on a c.v.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:45 AM
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The private sector can always pay a lot more than the Royal Firm can afford.

Agreed and considering the tumultuous past twelve months, I can understand why anyone would feel that they need a more lucrative position.
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Old 02-21-2021, 05:47 AM
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The Duke of Cambridge has hired Jean-Christophe Gray to be his private secretary, according to The Sunday Times. Jean-Christophe Gray has been described as a Whitehall heavy weight and was David Cameron's spoke person. He has also worked for George Osborne (former Chancellor under Cameron ministry)

Treasury ‘velociraptor’ to claw back prince’s spending
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/t...ding-vzqtk2wlf

From Roya Nikkhah's twitter:
Roya Nikkhah @RoyaNikkhah
EXCLUSIVE The Duke of Cambridge has hired Whitehall heavyweight Jean-Christophe Gray as his new private secretary. “JC” is a former spokesman for @David_Cameron and Treasury high-flier and becomes William’s closest, most senior aide
@thesundaytimes
7:00 PM · Feb 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
https://twitter.com/RoyaNikkhah/stat...98153043668994
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