Royal Communications

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Royal Communications is a branch of the Private Secretary's Office of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom responsible for media relations and communicating with various organisations and authorities on matters to do with The Queen and the Royal Family. Until early 2014, Royal Communications was known as the Royal Household Press Office.

The head of the Royal Communications is the Director of Royal Communications, currently Sally Osman, who oversees all the press teams for members of the Royal Family since changes to the royal press offices were made in 2014.[1] Based at Buckingham Palace, the Press Offices for the Royal Family now operate together under the command of the Director of Royal Communications.

Director of Royal Communications[edit]

Since 2014, the press offices of members of the Royal Family have been merged into one office based at Buckingham Palace under the command of the Director of Royal Communications.

  • Ms Sally Osman, 2014–present

Communications Secretaries[edit]

Since 2014, the press offices of members of the Royal Family have merged to Buckingham Palace, though individual Communications Secretaries for members of the Royal Family have been retained. Those members of the Royal Family who do not have their own Communications Secretaries are represented by that of The Queen or by the Director of Royal Communications.

The current Communications Secretaries within the Royal Household are:

  • Mr James Roscoe - Communications Secretary to The Queen
  • Ms Kristina Kyriacou - Communications Secretary to The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall
  • Mr Jason Knauf - Communications Secretary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

Former Press Office Positions[edit]

List of Communications & Press Secretary to The Queen[edit]

List of Deputy Press Secretary to The Queen[edit]

Since 1988, the role of Deputy Press Secretary has existed. It has been occupied by 7 people to date:

  • Mr James Roscoe, 2012–2013
  • Dr Ed Perkins, 2010-2012
  • Mrs Ailsa Anderson, LVO 2007-2010
  • Ms Samantha Cohen, LVO 2003-2007
  • Miss Penelope Russell-Smith, LVO 1998-2002
  • Geoffrey Crawford, CVO 1993-1997
  • John Haslam, LVO 1988-1993

List of Communications Secretaries (1998-2002)[edit]

List of Press Secretaries to the Sovereign (1918-2002)[edit]

vacant 1931-1944

List of Assistant Press Secretaries to the Sovereign[edit]

References[edit]