The marriage may be over but the PR battle ain’t. Rumours are rife that
Diana is planning to hire a new press secretary. Meanwhile, on the other
side, gargantuan PR efforts are afoot to make a certain Mrs Parker
Bowles our new Queen of Hearts.
What she needs is a good PR man, and who better than smooth-talking
Irishman Alan Kilkenny OBE, who just happens to be a good friend of
Kilkenny, a former Grayling chief exec, has, of course, previously
advised Prince Charles on raising cash for the restoration of Salisbury
A national newspaper has recently claimed Kilkenny, sometimes unkindly
labelled a social-climber, privately influences hand-picked media types,
persuading them to present Camilla in a more favourable light. Other
sources have also suggested that Kilkenny is advising Mrs Parker Bowles.
But, the man himself stresses: ‘I am not Camilla’s paid PR adviser.’
But he does not deny being a close friend, having known her for several
Despite media thirst for Camilla stories, Kilkenny doesn’t believe it
will be quenched by him, or by anyone else, in the near future.
‘I wouldn’t imagine Camilla plans to appoint anyone, but you’d have to
speak to her personally,’ he adds.