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Prince William & Kate Middleton hire comms officer who can 'handle sensitive information with tact & discretion'

KATE Middleton and Prince William are searching for a new member of staff – as they forge ahead with their vow to stand alongside the Queen in the wake of Prince Philip's death.

The couple are looking for a trustworthy and capable senior communications officer to support them after William promised to focus on his duty.

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The staff member, who will be based at Kensington Palace, will be in involved in leading communications plans for the couple's royal engagements.

According to the ad posted to LinkedIn, William and Kate require a candidate who can "handle sensitive information with tact and discretion at all times".

The successful candidate will also respond to media enquiries about the Cambridge family, as well as working on communication plans for overseas tours.

It comes as:

  • Harry and Meghan may be ‘cut’ from the Royal Family in Prince Charles’ plan to save cash
  • The royal couple reportedly met a streaming firm at Kensington Palace a year before Megxit – but rejected the bizarre show
  • A new edition of their Finding Freedom biography will lift the lid on royal rifts, it's claimed
  • Harry spent the Queen’s 95th birthday ‘dining with LA philanthropist Wallis Annenberg’ at an exclusive Hollywood club, according to reports
  • The Duke of Sussex may not return to the UK as planned in July after he was given a 'frosty reception' at the funeral, a royal expert says

No detail on salary for the coveted job is given.

But the ad states that "excellent interpersonal skills" and the ability to work "proactively and flexibly" are required.

The permanent position will cover 37.5 hours a week as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

The advertisement states that the Royal Household is looking for someone with strong written communication skills who can write everything from press releases to social media posts.

It comes as the Duke and Duchess prepare to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary later this week. 

Thursday will mark a decade since Kate Middleton married into the royal family at Westminster Abbey.

Meanwhile, the couple are taking on increasingly important roles.

William is working with father Charles on plans for the future of the monarchy.

In a tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh after his death at the age of 99, William vowed to continue on at the Queen's side in the difficult days to come.

"Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will continue to support the Queen in the years ahead," he said.

"I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."

Meanwhile, royal biographer Angela Levin has claimed that he and Charles could "ditch" Meghan and Harry as a result of their plans to "cut the monarchy down" and save cash.

It's understood just Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte could remain as senior royals.

And Kate has been hailed a "peacemaker" after she appeared to get William and Harry chatting again after Prince Philip's funeral.

The brothers were seen talking together after leaving the sombre service, during which Harry sat alone.

Royal biographer Phil Dampier told the Mail Online that the Duchess shares Her Majesty's "tolerance and pragmatism" and is "maturing rapidly".

"She has picked up many of the Queen's qualities of tolerance and pragmatism, not overreacting to situations but trying to decide what is best in the long run," he said.

"Like the Queen she doesn't hold grudges or seek revenge."

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