by Rory Tingle
Christian Jones was seen yesterday leaving Chucs Italian 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 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.
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.
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