Published 6 January 2009

The Queen has graciously agreed to the creation of a joint Household for Prince William and Prince Harry. The Household, which has been created with The Prince of Wales’s support, lays the basis for The Princes’ lives in the future as they progress their public, military and charitable activities.

The Household has offices in St James’s Palace and remains closely linked with The Household of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House. It continues to be funded in exactly the same way as previously. Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, who has been The Princes’ Private Secretary since March 2005, heads The Household.

Sir David Manning, the former British Ambassador to the United States of America, has been appointed by The Queen to a part-time, advisory role with The Princes and The Household.

The staff currently employed in The Office of Prince William and Prince Harry continue in their roles within the new Household. Working with Mr Lowther-Pinkerton are Helen Asprey, Personal Private Secretary, and Miguel Head, Assistant Press Secretary, who has particular responsibility for The Princes within the Clarence House Press Office. Mr Lowther-Pinkerton, Miss Asprey and Mr Head are supported by a small team.

Departments, such as Press Office, Finance, Personnel and Archives remain as a shared resource between The Princes’ Household and Clarence House.