When Prince William and Kate jet off to India and Bhutan, the royal couple will be supported by an entourage of ten people. Despite the tour being all about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, attention will be on a number of other friendly faces too.William and Kate's A-team will accompany them from day one, making sure that everything goes to plan.Flick through to find out who's who in the Duke and Duchess' entourage...
Kate's right-hand woman and private secretary is Rebecca Deacon, who plays a central role in the royal A-team.Ever since she started working with the royals in 2007, Rebecca has become a trusted figure and adviser and also a close friend to Kate. She knows when to stand back and let the Duchess, who is similar in age, meet the public, and also when to step forward and help out at engagements.Rebecca organises Kate's work diary and regularly accompanies the Duchess on official engagements, including her trip abroad to Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
William's private secretary Miguel Head is a key figure in the royal's entourage. Miguel has worked for the Princes' private office since 2009 and was one of the first employees to arrive at the Lindo Wing to congratulate the Duke and Duchess when Prince George was born in 2013.The trusted member of the royal team organises William's diary and accompanies the future King on official engagements. Miguel, naturally, accompanied William and Kate on their tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
Amanda Cook Tucker
Amanda Cook Tucker, the woman behind Kate's trademark Chelsea blow-dry, will most likely accompany the Duchess on tour to help her maintain her gorgeous look.The famed hairdresser, who has styled Kate's locks for years, has joined the royal on previous tours. Amanda also visited the hospital shortly after Prince George was born in 2013 to help style the new mum's tresses into chic, tousled waves.With Amanda on call, not a hair will be out of place.
A former personal assistant to Kate, Natasha Archer, or Tash as she is fondly called in royal circles, is the creative brain behind the Duchess' chic and impeccable style.She was appointed Kate's stylist shortly after the royal announced her second pregnancy and since then, Tash has been upping the "it factor" of Kate's wardrobe. She has encouraged the Duchess to experiment a bit more with her outfits, while also ensuring that Kate holds tight to her style-icon status.Tash formed part of Kate's close entourage during the Australia and New Zealand tour two years ago so it wouldn't be a surprise if the pretty blonde accompanies the Duchess again this spring.However, Tash will most likely be travelling in her role as tour secretary.
Sir David Manning
A former British ambassador to the US, Sir David Manning has been a long-standing member of staff at Kensington Palace. He became an advisor to William and Harry at the request of the Queen when they formed their private office in 2009 and has also served as a mentor for Kate before she joined the royal family.Sir David has been someone to lean on throughout the years. He advises William on foreign affairs and has accompanied the Duke and Duchess on previous royal tours including Canada and the US and Australia and New Zealand, so it's more than likely that Sir David will once again join the team abroad.
A member of the press team, Jason Knauf is a communications secretary to Their Royal Highnesses.The American PR guru joined the team last year having previously worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Jason was also an adviser to the former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.He holds a degree in political science and international relations from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, as well as a masters degree in politics and communication from the London School of Economics.Jason has accompanied Prince Harry on tour to New Zealand, South Africa and most recently Nepal.
Katrina McKeever (pictured), Charlotte Pool and Marnie Gaffney make up the rest of William and Kate's press team, and will be joining communications secretary Jason Knauf on tour.
An operations manager will also join the entourage, although they have yet to be confirmed.
Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo
Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo may not strictly be part of William and Kate's entourage abroad, but the diligent nanny will be holding the fort back home. The Spaniard will be caring for Prince George and Princess Charlotte while their parents are away, perhaps with the help of Kate's doting mum Carole Middleton.Maria enjoys a close bond with the children and William and Kate. She has often bought gifts for the youngsters, including the pink dress that Charlotte famously wore for her first official solo portraits.Maria, who is in her thirties, started working for the Duke and Duchess when George was a mere tot. She was trained at Norland College, a childcare training college in Bath.