Aylard turns to consultancy role at Shandwick

Richard Aylard, Prince Charles’ former private secretary, has emerged as a part-time consultant to PR firm Shandwick.

Richard Aylard, Prince Charles’ former private secretary, has

emerged as a part-time consultant to PR firm Shandwick.



He began work this week at Shandwick Public Affairs as a senior

strategic consultant specialising in environmental and community

relations. He will also work with other parts of the Shandwick UK

Group.



Aylard worked for the Prince of Wales for 11 years as an equerry,

assistant private secretary and finally private secretary.



He left in October 1996 after taking the blame for a succession of wrong

moves by Charles - most famously he was said to have persuaded the

Prince to confess to adultery in his infamous TV interview with Jonathan

Dimbleby.



Aylard remains a member of the Prince of Wales’ household as an ’extra

equerry’ advising him on issues relating to business and the

environment, the countryside and sustainable agriculture.



Commenting on Aylard’s appointment Colin Byrne, head of Shandwick Public

Affairs, said: ’Few people have his range of experience, business and

NGO contacts and understanding of environmental, sustainable development

and wider public affairs issues’.



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