NEWS: Speculation as Sophie leaves the PR ‘front line’

Sophie Rhys-Jones, girlfriend to Prince Edward, is to leave the PR agency MacLaurin Media and Communication and set up as an events consultant in the New Year.

Sophie Rhys-Jones, girlfriend to Prince Edward, is to leave the PR

agency MacLaurin Media and Communication and set up as an events

consultant in the New Year.



Her decision to leave the firm now will fuel speculation that an

announcement about a royal engagement is on the cards. It is understood

that Rhys-Jones has felt increasingly uncomfortable handling press

relations in her PR role - given media interest in her own situation -

and wants to ‘pull back from the front line.’



MCM managing director Brian McLaurin said: ‘Sophie has been a great

asset to the company. We’ll keep in close touch and hope her new career

is successful.’



Rhys-Jones has worked at MCM since July 1993, when she joined as an

account executive. In her new role she will handle events-related work

for the charity Baby Lifeline and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award - both

have been her clients at MCM. In addition she is to take on business

from the upmarket catering company Searcy’s, caterers to royal

households.



Rhys-Jones met Prince Edward through her work with MCM. The agency was

organising a photocall with the Prince and the former tennis star Sue

Barker for a commercial radio charity push. Barker pulled out at the

last moment and Rhys-Jones stood-in.



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