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
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
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’.