LAST CALL: Is there room for another PR princess in London?

London is renowned as a center of culture and history, but it is

not generally considered a haven for hounded celebrities.



Tell that to the royal families of the world. According to London's The

Times, Prince Constantijn, youngest son of Queen Beatrix of the

Netherlands, and his bride Laurentien Brinkhorst are moving to London,

in part to "escape media interest in their lives."



Moreover, as they are not on the civil list and must actually find

gainful employment, one might think the press-shy pair would perhaps

pursue low-profile careers.



But while the Prince will take up a post with management consultants

Booz Allen & Hamilton, Princess Larentien will continue to work in the

heady world of PR for BSMG Worldwide.



She already worked for Adamson in Brussels, part of BSMG, prior to

getting married. No one at BSMG was available to comment on what sort of

position Princess Larentien will be assuming in London.



But it is fair to assume that she has learned a few things about the

pitfalls of the PR paycheck from fellow royal the Countess of Wessex

who, with her husband, Prince Edward, was a guest at the couple's civil

wedding last week.



The Countess' own PR shop, R-JH Public Relations, fell into disrepute

when a News of the World newspaper reporter, disguised as a sheik and

potential client, taped revealing conversations with Wessex and her

partner, Murray Harkin - both of whom were forced to resign.



But no one is surprised anymore at the lengths the UK press will go to

in order to get the dirt on a royal personage. That's what makes the

couple's decision to "seek their privacy in London" rather astonishing.

Hopefully, the Princess is an expert in media relations.



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