Sara Latham
Sara Latham

Sara Latham, whose resume includes working for both Bill and Hillary Clinton, has been chosen to head up the communications staff for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Latham, who holds dual citizenship in the US and UK, joins the Royals’ staff from London-based Freuds, where she was managing director. Before that, she was a senior advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Previous positions include serving as a special advisor to Baroness Tessa Jowell, Britain’s secretary of state for culture, media, sport and the Olympics. She also worked in the Clinton White House as deputy assistant to the president and deputy director of scheduling.

Latham takes on her new position as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex establish a new “household” (i.e. an office and staff headquarters) in their own name. The “long-planned move will ensure that permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess’s work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage,” a Buckingham Palace press release stated.

According to a Tweet from ITV's royals producer Lizzie Robinson, the staff led by Latham “will form part of the Buckingham Palace communications team,” reporting to the queen’s communications team and press secretary Donal McCabe.