Prince William’s Closest Aid Steps Down After 10 Months In Role

Prince William’s private secretary, Christian Jones, has quit after less than a year in the job.

Jones originally provided public relations advice to both the Cambridge and Sussex royals, before being promoted to the new position in March 2020. 

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According to The Telegraph, he is stepping down in order to instead become a partner at private equity group, Bridgepoint.

The outlet also reports that Jones will continue to advise William and Kate, despite leaving his official position.

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Revealing just how important Jones has been to the Cambridges throughout COVID-19, a royal source said, “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.”

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Meanwhile, Jones has been named as one of the royal aides who could potentially be called upon to give evidence in Meghan Markle’s ongoing lawsuit against Associated Newspapers. 

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