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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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).

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

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

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