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Duchess heads to restaurant with her new deputy press secretary

Meghan’s business lunch: Duchess heads to restaurant with her new right-hand man after Kensington Palace hires ex-Brexit speechwriter to take on the challenging role of deputy press secretary

  • Christian Jones worked with David Davis during his time as the Brexit Secretary 
  • He is now the deputy director of press for Meghan, Harry, William and Catherine
  • Role will see him working with journalists and advising royals on media strategy

Meghan Markle has been spotted on a business lunch with a new key appointee after Kensington Palace hired the former Brexit speechwriter for David Davis as its deputy press secretary  

Christian Jones was seen yesterday leaving the restaurant in Notting Hill with Meghan as she strolled back to her car. 

He became deputy director of communications for both Meghan and Harry and William and Catherine in December, after racking up nearly seven years of experience working with two Government departments.

The Duchess and Mr Jones outside the restaurant yesterday

The Duchess of Sussex (right) was yesterday seen leaving a restaurant in Notting Hill, west London, with Christian Jones, one of her new communications directors 

The Cardiff University graduate served as Mr Davis’ speechwriter at the Department for Exiting the European Union from October 2016 to September 2017, before taking up a new role as the department’s press secretary.

Prior to that he was chief press officer at the Treasury from November 2014 to October 2016, serving under George Osborne and, for a brief period, the current Chancellor Philip Hammond. 

His major new role, which was advertised publicly, includes liaising with British and international media and supporting the young royals’ charitable work and engagements.

Mr Jones will lead the day-to-day press office operations of the two households and advise Meghan, Harry, William and Catherine on how to interact with the media.

Mr Jones (seen with Meghan yesterday) became deputy director of communications for both Meghan and Harry and William and Katherine in December, after racking up nearly seven years of experience working with two Government departments

The pair pictured yesterday in Notting Hill

Mr Jones (seen left and right, with Meghan yesterday) became deputy director of communications for both Meghan and Harry and William and Catherine in December, after racking up nearly seven years of experience working with two Government departments

Mr Jones attended Cardiff University from 2008 to 2011 and graduated with First Class Honours. He is seen in an undated image with a friend 

Mr Jones attended Cardiff University from 2008 to 2011 and graduated with First Class Honours. He is seen in an undated image with a friend 

During his time at the Department for Exiting the European Union, he was pictured sitting around a table several seats along from Mr Davis as he spoke to the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Mr Jones attended Cardiff University from 2008 to 2011 and graduated with First Class Honours.

Kensington Palace did not comment on the appointment.

Alongside her press team and other palace staff, Meghan also has her own assistant, Amy Pickerill. 

She accompanies the Duchess on events, and was spotted on Wednesday as she visited the Mayhew animal welfare charity in Kensal Rise, north-west London.  

Mr Jones in an undated image

Mr Davis in Whitehall on Thursday

Mr Jones (left, in an undated image) as David Davis’ speechwriter at the Department for Exiting the European Union from October 2016 to September 2017

Alongside her press team and other palace staff, Meghan also has her own assistant, Amy Pickerill. She accompanies the Duchess on events, and was spotted on Wednesday as she visited the Mayhew animal welfare charity in Kensal Rise, north-west London

Alongside her press team and other palace staff, Meghan also has her own assistant, Amy Pickerill. She accompanies the Duchess on events, and was spotted on Wednesday as she visited the Mayhew animal welfare charity in Kensal Rise, north-west London

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