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Why Alison Corfield ultimately turned down Kate Middleton's job as private secretary

2023-03-29T10:25:13.690Z


Courted by Kensington Palace, the marketing expert will not become Kate Middleton's right arm, revealed the Sunday Times.


She refuses to attract “media attention”.

Alison Corfield, who was preparing this month to take up her duties as private secretary to Kate Middleton, would have finally declined this proposal, revealed the

Sunday Times

on Sunday March 26.

A turnaround that occurred shortly before he took up his post.

This outstanding communicator, a major asset of chef Jamie Oliver for eight years, would indeed be reluctant to see the eyes fixed on her, because of the constant attention paid to the royal family.

The marketing expert would have chosen to keep her current job.

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"She has decided to lay low and continue this work, the codes of which she masters so well," an anonymous source told The

Sunday Times

.

She did not want the publicity that a position of this magnitude in such a renowned institution would give her.

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The 51-year-old marketing expert, described as "frank and persuasive" by the English press, will therefore not officiate alongside the Princess of Wales.

Kensington Palace, however, dreamed of recruiting this former flight attendant from the Virgin Atlantic airline, who gradually rose through the ranks.

Alison Corfield has notably worked with Irish leader Clodagh McKenna and advised MP Stella Creasy on her “Mothered” campaign, aimed at recruiting more mothers into the Labor Party.

She is also behind Jamie Oliver's campaign for free school meals, and supported him during the launch of the sugar

tax

.

to raise funds for associations).

After Alison Corfield's refusal to join the Kensington Palace teams, the latter will have to find a new replacement for diplomat Hannah Cockburn-Logie, who served as Kate Middleton's secretary and ensured the smooth running of her days for two years and half, before resigning in September 2022. The collaborators of the Princess of Wales would now intend to hire a “modernist” person with “experience in the private sector”.

Source: lefigaro

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