Revealed: Why Is Everyone Obsessed With Meghan Markle’s New Press Secretary?
Meghan Markle has a new press secretary, and no one can stop talking about him. In recent months, Markle has had to deal with a revolving door of royal staff. Both her personal assistant and her bodyguard have resigned. Since the Duchess of Sussex is set to give birth in April or May of 2019, she’s eager to have her complete staff in place so she can focus on welcoming her first child.
It looks like Markle, and the Fab 4 have found a keeper with their newest staff member, but why is everyone obsessed with the new royal press secretary?
Who is Meghan Markle’s new press secretary?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a new press secretary. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have hired Christian Jones as their new Deputy Communications Secretary. According to Daily Mail, Jones’ role will be to “liaise with the British and international media and support the young royals’ charitable work and engagements.”
Markle and Prince Harry will share Jones with Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, and it will be his job to strategize and prepare the Fab 4 for any public events with the press. Jones is highly experienced for his new role. Before joining the royal staff he worked on the Brexit Campaign. According to E! News, Jones began as a speechwriter before he was promoted to the department’s press secretary. He also worked as the Chief Press Officer to the Chancellor of the Exchequer –Her Majesty’s Treasury.
Why is everyone obsessed with Christian Jones?
Since Jones was first spotted with Meghan Markle at a lunch meeting in Notting Hill, the internet has been in a frenzy. It seems like people can’t get over Jones’ good looks. Twitter user Elizabeth Cotignola tweeted about the dark and handsome Jones saying, “We need to talk about Meghan Markle’s new press secretary” which sent other Twitter users into a tailspin commenting things like “Press secretary is cute,” and “What a hottie.”
Why did Meghan Markle’s personal assistant quit?
Jones’ hiring comes after a slew of Markle’s royal staff have called it quits including her personal assistant, Melissa Touabti, who left in late 2018 after just six months on the job. According to Daily Mail, Touabti played a pivotal role in the success of the royal wedding on May 19.” However, the stress of the wedding and dealing with the so-called “Markle debacle”– the duchess’ estranged paternal family became a bit too overwhelming for Touabti.
Markle’s female Chief Protection Officer also recently left her post after a short time, reportedly leaving the pregnant duchess feeling “gutted.”
Is Meghan Markle feuding with her royal staff?
In recent months there have been rumors that Markle is feuding with her royal staff and that she had been branded, “Duchess Difficult.” Daily Mail reported, “It is said palace staff have never experienced anything remotely like Meghan’s formidable work ethic, matched only by the incessant stream of ideas about how to shape her role. Though the aides see her enthusiasm as well-meaning, her up and at ’em West Coast energy is an uncomfortable fit with the more formal ethos of some of the palace staff.”
According to the Sunday Times, Markle isn’t difficult. However, her desire to be seen as “one of the people” offers a number of challenges to her team.
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