Sad news for Prince William as he loses closest member of royal team

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
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Sad news for Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as he loses main aide.

Prince William (opens in new tab), Duke of Cambridge is set to be saddened after losing his second key aide in the last 12 months.

It's understood that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's aide Christian Jones, who only replaced Simon Case as William's private secretary last March, is leaving the royal household to become a partner of the private equity group Bridgepoint.

Mr. Jones, 31, was appointed as William and Kate's communications secretary but his latest move away from the royal family along with its royal scandals and will see him head up corporate affairs for the £18 billion company.

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Meanwhile, Simon Case left after he was poached by Prime Minster Boris Johnson. Leaving William to find a replacement.

A royal source said, “Whereas Simon was credited with making the Duke a statesman - Christian has really helped them to steer them through their public-facing role during the pandemic. He’s helped them to grow in confidence by gently pushing them out of their comfort zone.”

But it's not all doom and gloom for the couple as Mr Jones is set to remain one of their advisors - after all, he is credited with protecting from the fallout from "Megxit" - helping them to maintain a visible presence throughout the coronavirus crisis which saw the couple embark on a 1,250-mile whistlestop tour of the UK.

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Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.