Key aide to Princess of Wales steps back from her role as a director of The Royal Foundation – but will remain as Kate’s private secretary
- Hannah Cockburn-Logie is leaving a directors role at the Royal Foundation
- She is one of Kate’s most trusted allies but will remain as her private secretary
- Ms Cockburn-Logie has more than 20 years’ experience in the foreign office
The Princess of Wales’s ‘right-hand-woman’ and one of her most trusted aides is stepping back from an important role, it has been confirmed.
Hannah Cockburn-Logie, from London, has worked as Kate’s private secretary since June 2020.
New information on Companies House shows that she’s stepped back from her role as director of The Royal Foundation of the Prince and Princess of Wales, after she resigned on 31 October.
Hannah Cockburn-Logie, (centre) Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales (right) and Princess of Wales (left)
Hannah Cockburn-Logie (pictured), from London, worked as Princess Kate’s private secretary since June 2020 and organised her diary and schedule
But Ms Cockburn-Logie, one of Kate’s (pictured) reliable allies, will be keeping her position as private secretary.
According to The Royal Foundation’s official website, the charity ‘mobilises leaders, businesses and people’ to tackle ‘society’s greatest challenges’.
Its past programmes include the Coach Core Foundation, which encourages young people to take up sport, and the Invictus Games Foundation, a multi-sport event first held in 2014, for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.
But Ms Cockburn-Logie, one of Kate’s reliable allies, will be keeping her position as private secretary to the Princess of Wales.
Prior to taking on the job Ms Cockburn-Logie had a good working relationship with Prince William and his wife, having organised and arranged their week-long trip to India and Bhutan.
Ms Cockburn-Logie has more than 20 years’ worth of experience at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Prior to the job Ms Hannah Cockburn-Logie (pictured) had a good working relationship with Prince William and his wife, having organised and arranged their week-long trip to India and Bhutan
She was even awarded an OBE for her efforts and work in improving and fostering Britain’s relationship with India.
And in 2008 she received the Royal Victorian Order after successfully fronting the late Queen’s visit to Solvenia, where Her Majesty was greeted with clear blue skies and uncomfortably warm weather.
Kate’s previous private secretaries include Catherine Quinn – who left her post after two years in the job – and Rebecca Priestly who stepped down from the role in 2017 having spent ten years in the role.
Other members close to the princess include the family’s nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, who looks after Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Other members close to the Princess’s A-team include stylist Natasha Archer, helping the Princess of Wales coordinate her outfits for the cameras
Meanwhile Amanda Cook Turner, who also has a close relationship with Kate, is behind the Princess’s luscious brown locks
Stylist Natasha Archer, nicknamed ‘Tash’, is another key member of the team, helping Kate coordinate her clothing and impress for the cameras.
In 2020 it was reported she was encouraging the then Duchess of Cambridge to take more risks with her choice of outfits.
Meanwhile Amanda Cook Turner, who also has a close relationship with Kate, is behind the Princess’s hair.
She was even allegedly one of the first people to meet Prince George when he was born.
What is the job of a the Princess of Wales’s private secretary?
A private secretary – a role similar to a chief of staff – is there to improve the smooth running of the princess’s day, from coordinating her correspondence to organising her royal engagements.
They are also responsible for briefing Kate on any dignitaries or officials she might be meeting.
When meeting members of the public, the private secretaries will be seen walking just a few feet behind the Princess of Wales, ready to step in at any moment to carry the flowers, cards and other tokens she might be handed by well-wishers.
And while Kate tends to carry only the smallest of handbags, if any at all, private secretaries are more likely to be found with a larger hold-all packed with the essentials the Duchess might need.