Prince Charles' advisor Sir Michael Peat resigns

Prince Charles' advisor Sir Michael Peat resigns

Sir Michael Peat, Prince Charles' most trusted advisor, is stepping down.

Clarence House announced this week that the 61-year-old former chartered accountant - pictured cycling to work - will return to the private sector.

Sir Michael has spent nine years as the heir to the throne's aide - and helped plan his wedding to the Duchess of Cornwall.

As his private secretary the father-of-three is responsible for the royal's household, finances and charities.

He will stay on in his post until a replacement is found – a process which could take up to a year.

Sir Michael said: "I have learned a huge amount and will be forever in His Royal Highness' debt;

"But after nine years the time is right for a change, for their royal highnesses' household and for me."

Photo: © Rex Features

Tuesday January 25, 2011

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