Behind every royal couple is an entourage, and each person plays a specific role to make sure that everything goes according to plan. For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first-ever official overseas tour in Dublin, Ireland , which kicked off on Tuesday (July 10), the couple have an amazing team of 11 people to be sure that not a moment, tweet or strand of hair goes amiss. From a hairstylist to a stacked press team to a personal assistant, digital media photographer and orderly, not one detail has gone overlooked on their two-day visit to the Emerald Isle.
HELLO! can report that, just like her sister-in-law Kate when she’s on tour, Meghan has someone tending to her tresses in Dublin who she has paid for privately. From a garden party at the British Ambassador’s residence to trips to cultural sites in Ireland, A-list stylist George Northwood will ensure that the duchess’s brunette locks are perfectly coiffed.
Read below to get to know some of their team…
Ed Lane Fox
Though Ed stepped down from his role as private secretary in April, the professional has joined the new couple in Ireland to finish the rest of his term. Ed has worked alongside Prince Harry for five years, helping with everything from the planning of his royal wedding to the growth of the duke’s cherished Invictus Games.
Amy has teamed up with Ed as the duke and duchess’s assistant private secretary. The 32-year-old studied history at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2007 before attending City University to study broadcast journalism. She has experience working with royals, having joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s office as a senior communications officer, according to Town and Country.
The London-based celebrity hairstylist, who has worked with Gwyneth Paltrow and Alexa Chung, will be tending to Meghan's tresses over the course of the two-day visit to Ireland. George, 39, was also responsible for the relaxed updo that the duchess wore to her evening wedding reception.
Sir David Manning
Sir David Manning is Harry’s special advisor on foreign issues. The 68-year-old is a former British diplomat who was the British Ambassador to the United States for four years, from 2003 to 2007. He has also helped advise Prince William and Kate in the past.
Jason is the head of their four-man press team as the communications secretary. Jason has been working with the Royal Family for quite some time as communications specialist for Kensington Palace, often acting as a liaison between the family and the public. Other members of his team include press officers Ciara Berry and Emily Rosselli.