Princess of Wales
Big change! SHE will be Kate’s new right hand
Catherine, Princess of Wales, Restructure! For this process, Kate has now brought a new private secretary to her team at Kensington Palace to support her with her public relations work.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, 41, just launched her life project, Shaping Us, which focuses on the development of the first five years of a child’s life. A big step for Kate, since this topic has been her absolute heart project for years.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, relies on ‘unusual cast’
The coming weeks and months will be work-intensive, that much is certain. And to withstand this pressure appropriately, Prince William’s wife, 40, has now brought a new private secretary to her team. Alison Corfield, an experienced PR expert, will support Kate as her right hand in the future and drive the princess’s increased public relations work, as the British newspaper “Sunday Times” claims to have learned.
Royal family insiders told the Sunday Times that the public relations expert was a “bull’s eye” and that her appointment was like a “breath of fresh air”. Sources added that Kate was looking for a “different kind of courtier”, suggesting that the 41-year-old is looking to shake things up in her royal team in the future. “Alison is an unusual cast. She’s a bit unusual for Kensington Palace, but there’s a tendency to hire more modernizers and people with private sector experience, not just civil servants. She’ll outshine the courtiers and things a bit stir up,” says a palace insider. Another points out:
She will bring a lot of fresh air to Kensington Palace. She’s loud, lots of fun, and full of energy and enthusiasm.
Who is Alison Corfield?
Alison Corfield is a mother of three and lives in Croydon. A former Virgin Atlantic airline stewardess, she worked for five years as campaign manager for Jamie Oliver, 47, who campaigned for free school meals and halving childhood obesity by 2030. She has then worked with Irish cook Clodagh McKenna, 47, and with MP Stella Creasy, 45, on her campaign to get more mothers into Labor Parliament candidates.
Corfield replaces former diplomat and State Secretary Hannah Cockburn-Logie as private secretary. She left that role last autumn after almost three years as Catherine, Princess of Wales’ right-hand man.
Sources used: thetimes.co.uk