What the Kennedys are to America and the Redgraves to the theatre, so
the Watts dynasty will henceforth be to PR.
For, on July 13, within the walls of Westminster Abbey, the heir to one
of the greatest PR fiefdoms in the land will marry into another noble PR
line. Or rather, Marcus Watts, son of Reggie - former Burson-Marsteller
chairman and chief executive, chairman of the PRCA and president of the
IPR - will hitch up with Cameron Choat and Partners’s Burger King
account director Emma Sturt.
Sturt, 31, tells me it was some time after she met her 33-year-old tax
investment consultant beau, at a Honorary Artillery Company ball, that
she realised who he, or rather his dad, was. ‘I rather fell into PR, so
it was funny to find I was marrying one of its virtual founders,’ she
Reggie, whose occupations include being a Westminster Abbey steward, is
himself rather tickled by the match. ‘Jonathan Choat and I often talked
in the past about Reginald Watts Associates and his business coming
together,’ he reveals. ‘So it is funny that, although our companies
didn’t get in bed together, they’ll now be linked up like this.’
PR will not, however, rule the whole occasion. Despite Sturt’s client
loyalties, I understand the reception is taking place in Westminster’s
College Gardens - not at the Victoria Burger King.