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Prince Harry 'pleased' to appoint a new private secretary

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Prince Harry has brought in a private secretary to help him manage his affairs. Clarence House have announced the appointment of Mr Edward Lane Fox, a former officer in the Blues and Royals who will assist the Prince as a trusted advisor.Harry himself will have chosen Mr Lane Fox as his right hand man. Both have proudly served for the Blues and Royals, and as a military man, Edward will understand perfectly Harry's commitment to his career in the army. 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. He left the Household Cavalry Regiment in 2006 as Squadron Second-in-Command with the rank of Captain.

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The appointment comes shortly before the Prince's trip to the States, his first visit supervised by the new private secretary.Harry is the last of the royal trio to appoint a private secretary. A press release confirmed that the move completes the restructuring of the households of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Last year it was announced that there had been a reshuffle, with both Prince William and Kate Middleton employing private secretaries of their own.The Duke of Cambridge is now assisted by Miguel Head, a former press secretary to William, Harry and Kate, who joined the Princes' private office in 2009. The Duchess of Cambridge meanwhile is supported by Rebecca Deacon, her former trusted personal assistant. That move was described as an "evolutionary step" in the development of the royal household.

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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 then they formed their private office in 2009, and was the man the family turned to before the royal wedding to give Kate 'advice and mentoring' on her new role.

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