On Friday, several outlets published some exclusive ($$$) photos of the Duchess of Sussex looking “off duty” in London – you can see the photos here. She wasn’t really off-duty though – she was actually out and about in London because she was having lunch with a new employee. Meghan wore a pair of jeans, heels and a nice navy coat for the one-on-one lunch. Who was her lunch companion? A guy named Christian Jones, who is apparently the new Kensington Palace “deputy director of communications.” Huh.
Meghan Markle is showing off her signature style! Three days after the mother-to-be made her first official visit to her newly announced patronage, the animal charity Mayhew, Meghan stepped out for lunch in West London. On Friday, Meghan — who is due in late April — was seen dining with her and Prince Harry’s new deputy director of communications, Christian Jones.
A diner who was seated nearby reportedly said that Jones appeared to be taking notes during their meal.
Meghan, 37, went with a casual look for the afternoon outing, wearing jeans, a navy blue coat and a pair of nude Stuart Weitzman heels, which she paired with a Mulberry purse and gold aviator sunglasses. She also styled her hair in her go-to messy bun.
Jones was hired by Kensington Palace in December, and also manages communications for Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton. Jones will also support the royals’ charitable duties. He formerly worked for the British government for almost seven years, most recently serving as a speechwriter and press secretary for the Department of Exiting the European Union.
Yikes, he’s a Brexit guy? He must have wanted a change of scenery. Welcome to royal shenanigans, Christian. Poor Jason will give you the Just Say They’re Very Keen handbook. I know people want to talk about Meghan’s look (which was legit cute), but I find the staffing issue much more interesting. Last year, when it was revealed that the Sussexes were moving to Frogmore Cottage, many of us made the stretch that they were finally separating their “courts” and offices. Which has been needed for a long time. I wonder if Christian is someone new who will bridge the transition period and technically work for William, Kate, Meghan and Harry right now, and then in a few months, he’ll be dedicated to the Sussexes exclusively.
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red & WENN.