It’s off with the headhunters as Palace seeks PR

Royal staff are believed to have appointed a headhunter to recruit a senior PR adviser for the Queen.

Royal staff are believed to have appointed a headhunter to recruit

a senior PR adviser for the Queen.



Staff saw presentations from five headhunters last week and are

understood to have appointed Tyzack and Partners.



A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman refused to comment on the

appointment.



She said: ’We’ve always let it be known that we were going to boost our

resources, which does include communications. But we can’t talk about a

specific post until we make an appointment.’



The decision to boost the Royal family’s communications follows a MORI

poll which reported widespread public criticism of the monarchy

following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.



According to the Sunday Times and the Times last month, the PR adviser

will co-ordinate the press office at Buckingham Palace, headed by press

secretary Geoffrey Crawford, and the Prince of Wales’ press office at St

James’s Palace, headed by press secretary Sandy Henney.



Reports suggest the Royal family is seeking more than a mere

spokesperson.



The adviser will be expected to advise a communications strategy.



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