The Queen Has Hired Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Former Head of PR

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's former PR director, Sara Latham has just been hired by the Queen.

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  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had to let several of their U.K. staff go before moving to Vancouver Island, Canada (they've since relocated to Los Angeles).
  • Among them was their PR director, Sara Latham—who's just been hired by the Queen.
  • Latham was a senior advisor on Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, and has also worked for Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had to let 15 of their U.K. staff members go when they stepped down as senior royals and moved to North America—but one of them is staying in the family. Meghan and Harry's head of communications, Sara Latham, has been hired by none other than the Queen, as the Daily Beast reports (opens in new tab), adding yet another rather significant name to her already impressive resume. Before joining the Sussexes, Latham served as Hillary Clinton's senior advisor during her 2016 presidential campaign, worked for Bill Clinton in the '90s, and advised Barack Obama after his 2008 election as president.

What news of Meghan and Harry across the pond in Los Angeles? Well, Donald Trump tweeted (opens in new tab) on Sunday that "the U.S. will not pay for their security protection," declaring, "They must pay!" Which was a completely unnecessary comment—a royal spokesperson said the couple "have no plans to ask the US government for security resources," and have already made "privately funded security arrangements." 

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