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Hillary Clinton‘s Former Campaign Advisor Appointed Head of Meghan and Harry’s Communications Team

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sits with Prince Harry, left, and Prince Andrew, right, during the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London, Monday, March 11, 2019. Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth – a global network of 53 countries and almost 2.4 billion people, a third of the world’s population, of whom 60 percent are under 30 years old. 
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*Hillary Clinton’s former campaign advisor has been appointed as the head of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s communications team, the palace announced Thursday.

Sara Latham’s new role comes amid the creation of a new office for couple, who are expecting their first child next month.

As reported by PEOPLE, Latham acted as a senior advisor for Clinton’s 2016 campaign from August 2015 until the November 2016 election. She joins Meghan and Harry’s team from public relations company Freuds, “where she oversaw global corporate accounts with a particular emphasis on executive thought leadership and purpose-led campaigns,” according to the palace.

Latham, who holds dual citizenship in the U.K. and U.S., also has experience in the U.K. government, serving as Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Sport and Olympics (back when it was announced London would host the 2012 Olympics), the report adds.

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Meghan was a vocal supporter of Clinton during the presidential election and her admiration for the controversial politician goes all the way back to when she was an 11-year-old and wrote Clinton a letter asking for help when she found a TV advertisement to be sexist.

“Growing up, I had a poster in my room of Rosie flexing her biceps,” she wrote in Glamour. “When I was in grade school, I saw this sexist commercial for dish soap. With Rosie’s ‘We can do it!’ mantra in mind, I wrote a letter to Procter & Gamble, Hillary Clinton and Nick News anchor Linda Ellerbee, who sent a camera crew to meet me. Guess what? They changed the commercial.”

Meanwhile, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry will have moved into their new home in Windsor, Frogmore Cottage, by the time the baby arrives.

It was announced Thursday that Queen Elizabeth approved of the creation of a new household and Prince Charles is also in support of the decision.

“This long-planned move will ensure that permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess’s work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage,” a statement from the palace reads.

Meghan and Harry’s office will also be moving out of Kensington Palace and into Buckingham Palace, where the Queen resides.

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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