Wow, talk about low-maintenance royals!
When Prince William and Kate Middleton kick off their North American trip on Thursday in Ottawa, a pared-down entourage of just six people will be tending to the newlyweds’ needs: Kate’s hairdresser, a private secretary, tour coordinator, a press secretary, the press secretary for William’s dad Prince Charles and a diplomatic advisor.
So just who do this entourage consist of? Read on:
James Pryce, Kate’s hairdresser: A stylist at London’s Richard Ward Salon who has been the Middleton family’s hair stylist for seven years, he styled Kate‘s mane for her wedding and the engagement announcement last year. “Still comes into the salon and sits with everyone else—there is no VIP area,” a rep for the salon tells People.
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Private Secretary: A former army officer recruited by Prince Charles five years ago, he’s guided William and Prince Harry’s military careers, and is now the royal couple’s private secretary.
Chris Kealey, Tour Coordinator: Kealy is an assistant private secretary who will make sure the newlyweds stick to their schedule.
Miguel Head, Press Secretary: Recruited from the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense, he traveled with William to New York City, the prince’s first overseas trip representing the Queen.
Sir David Manning: According to People, “this experienced British diplomat acts as an advisor to the Duke and Duchess and to Prince Harry, coaching them on how to navigate protocol, charity work, official functions and more. ”
Patrick Harrison, The Prince of Wales’s Press Secretary: He’s “an old hand at North American travel” and “accustomed to a slightly larger entourage with Prince Charles and Camilla…he’ll be on hand to lend support to the young couple’s press team,” reports People.
What’s noticeably missing? A fashion stylist! But as HollywoodLife.com previously reported, style-savvy Kate is ditching a stylist, instead preferring to use personal shoppers from London department stores to help put together her ensembles.