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Who's who in Prince William and Kate's royal tour entourage?


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September 15, 2016
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When Prince William and Kate travel to Canada at the end of the month, the couple will be supported by an entourage of 12 people. They'll be joined by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, which means even more hands will be needed on deck.

Despite the tour being all about the Cambridges, 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.

Find out who's who in the Duke and Duchess's entourage...

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Sophie Agnew - Tour Secretary

Although it has yet to be confirmed, Rebecca's secretary Sophie Agnew will most likely join the Canada entourage.

Sophie (left), pictured alongside Kate's PA and stylist Natasha Archer, would play the role of Tour Secretary and support the whole team.

She joined William and Kate on their tour to India and Bhutan last spring.

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Natasha Archer - Personal Assistant

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, and again at India and Bhutan this year.

However, this autumn Tash will be travelling to Canada in her role as personal assistant, a position she holds alongside her stylist duties.

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Amanda Cook Tucker - Hairdresser

Amanda Cook Tucker, the woman behind Kate's trademark Chelsea blow-dry, will 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 mum-of-two 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.

The hairstylist is being paid to go on the tour privately by William and Kate.

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Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo - Nanny

Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo will be caring for Prince George and Princess Charlotte while their parents are carrying out engagements during the day.

Maria enjoys a close bond with William and Kate and her young charges. She has often bought gifts for the youngsters, including the pink dress that Charlotte famously wore for her first official solo portraits.

The Spaniard, who is in her thirties, started working for the Duke and Duchess when George was a newborn. She trained at Norland College, a childcare training college in Bath.

Her first tour abroad was to Australia and New Zealand in 2014, when George was just eight months old.

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Miguel Head - Private Secretary

William's private secretary Miguel Head is a key figure in the royal 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, and again this year to India and Bhutan.

Rebecca Deacon and Miguel Head will be joined by Laura Baker - Prince William's Assistant Private Secretary.

Laura replaces Sir David Manning, who joined William and Kate on their tour of India and Bhutan earlier this year.

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Jason Knauf - Press Officer

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.

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Katrina McKeever (pictured), Charlotte Pool and another Kensington Palace Press Officer who has yet to be confirmed make up the rest of William and Kate's press team. They will be joining communications secretary Jason Knauf on tour.

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An Operations Manager will also complete the entourage, although they have yet to be confirmed.

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