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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan hire social media ‘visionary’ to join their team

By Zach Harper

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Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have hired a top socialmedia influencer to join their burgeoning team and help expand their alreadymassive social media presence as they prepare to launch their charitablevehicle, Sussex Royal, and head out on tour later this year.

David Watkins is a 26-year-old who has experience withBurberry. He was described as “the perfect person” for the Digital Communications Lead position by a royal source who spoke to The Sun. The gig was describedas a 9-5 gig and was advertised earlier this year on the Royal Family’swebsite.

“His amazing video skills and visionary photographs havealready been widely praised by the Sussexes’ fans,” a royal source reportedlytold the publication.

David’s LinkedIn page describes him as “a marketing,sporting and travel fanatic with both experiences on and off these fields, an Internationalhockey player, Ironman and four-time marathon finisher with passion andknowledge of these sectors.

“Constantly challenging the status quote with a ‘start withwhy’ attitude, I find myself becoming more and more intrigued with finding scenariosoutside of my comfort zone and asking the question, ‘How can I help others?’”

David will join a team of women including private secretary FionaMcilwham, head of communications Sara Latham, Sussex Royal trustee KarenBlackett, Sussex Royal director Natalie Campbell and deputy private secretaryHeather Wong. Many of them have extensive communications and PR experienceworking in American and British politics.

MORE: The team of women working for Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry

Harry and Meghan head to South Africa with baby Archiein October, and Harry will also make solo stops in Botswana, Angola and Malawi.The Palace has yet to release the itinerary, but we’ll likely hear more abouttheir plans very soon, since their team is quickly becoming solidified!