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Ainhoa Barcelona

Content Managing Editor

I've been at HELLO! since 2013, starting as a digital intern and now working as the website's Content Managing Editor. I joined at an incredibly exciting time when Prince William and Kate's first child was due to be born. This was my first foray into royal reporting and since then, I have covered many major royal events, with a highlight being broadcasting live from Facebook's studios in Windsor for Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding in 2018, receiving over 2 million views for one video. I was also interviewed live on Australian radio about Pippa Middleton's wedding the year before. 

As well as writing and editing news and features for the website, I occasionally write for the weekly print magazine. My most recent platform has been Substack, where I have helped grow our Royal Club community from scratch, sharing exclusive interviews with our free and paid subscribers from the people who know the royal family best. 

In my previous roles at HELLO!, I have interviewed celebrities and attended red carpet premieres, TV junkets, and show launches. I have deputised for our Website Editor and managed the editorial team in London, as well as launched new projects including our Kind List, Digital Issues, and Digital Covers. 

I was born and raised in London, but also lived in France and Ecuador as part of my BA degree from the University of Bristol. While writing for the student paper and local publications, I realised I wanted to pursue magazine journalism so completed a Postgraduate Diploma in London. Prior to HELLO!, I've had bylines in Town & Country and Lonely Planet Traveller.