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20 Photos of Royal Staffers for Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, and Others Getting the Work Done

The royals work hard-but they don't do it alone.
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The royals do a lot: greeting fans, conversing with dignitaries, spearheading campaigns for social good. But while juggling it all, they've got to look seamless—not a hair out of place. That's where the royal staff come in. Here, the best photos of royal secretaries, ladies-in-waiting, and more workers making it happen.

February 28, 2019: During Kate and William's trip to Northern Ireland, Kate's private secretary Catherine Quinn points the Duchess to where she needs to go.


November 28, 2018: Kate's assistant private secretary Natalie Barrows takes a handful of flowers and gifts that Kate has just received from fans.


October 21, 2018: Meghan's assistant private secretary Amy Pickerill gives the Duke and Duchess some pointers at the Invictus Games in Australia.


June 14, 2018: Samantha Cohen hangs out with her old boss (Queen Elizabeth) and her new one (Meghan Markle) at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in Widnes, Cheshire.


October 31, 2017: Kate's private secretary accompanies the Duchess to the National Tennis Centre in London.


November 3, 2016: Queen Elizabeth disembarks from a helicopter followed by her assistant private secretary Samantha Cohen.


September 1, 2016: Prince William waves to fans outside England's Truro Cathedral. His private secretary, Miguel Head, seems slightly less enthused.


January 16, 2015: Kate hands Rebecca Deacon, her private secretary, a huge amount of flowers she's received from royal watchers.


September 10, 2014: Prince Harry's private secretary Edward Lane Fox gives him some (possibly bad?) news at the Invictus Games opening ceremony.


April 19, 2014: Kate Middleton smiles and waves to her fans in Brisbane, Australia, while Rebecca Deacon carries the gifts the royal's just received.


November 8, 2012: The Duchess of Cambridge attends a gala, with Rebecca Deacon lurking not far behind.


June 6, 2012: Deacon points Kate in the right direction during a visit to Nottingham.


August 2, 2012: Deacon speaks with Prince William and Kate Middleton at the London Olympics.


It looks serious (or maybe that's just because they're all wearing sunglasses).

April 1, 2009: A staffer walks Queen Elizabeth's corgis past President Barack Obama's car, while he meets with the monarch—and gives the cameras an interesting gesture.


May 16, 2003: Queen Elizabeth, driving a Range Rover at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, chats with Prince Philip's private secretary.


August 7, 1996: In Portsmouth, the Queen's lady-in-waiting Lady Kathryn Dugdale takes the flowers the monarch has just received. The Queen is about to board the royal yacht Britannia.


March 30, 1993: Princess Diana's press secretary, Geoff Crawford, speaks with a young Prince Harry during a ski trip in Lech, Austria.


June 7, 1989: Queen Elizabeth gets excited at a horse race, exclaiming to her private secretary Sir William "Bill" Heseltine, who seems amused.


October 6, 1985: Princess Diana boards a helicopter outside Kensington Palace with Anne Beckwith-Smith, her lady-in-waiting and private secretary.


October 27, 1980: While waiting for Morocco's King Hassan, Queen Elizabeth listens to an update from her private secretary, Sir Philip Moore.


*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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