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The Royal Tour Dream Team

The Royal Tour Dream Team

The New Zealand and Australia Royal Tour is almost here! We are so excited to see the various events, wonderful cities, and photo opportunities (mostly of Prince George of the Chubby Cheeks, of course) during those three weeks down unda.

Along with William, Kate, and George, there will be a professional team of royal aides to help the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a truly successful tour. While the Duke and Duchess are shaking hands, kissing babies, and highlighting important causes, there will be people working behind the scenes. One cannot go on tour by oneself! If you’ve wondered who that woman is that always steals Kate’s bouquets, or the guy who walks five steps behind the royals at all times, they are the professional aides to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Meet the Royal Dream Team of helpers that we’ll see on the tour:

Rebecca Deacon

Rebecca Deacon is the private secretary for the Duchess of Cambridge. She has been Kate’s confidant, friend, and aide for many years now, making stylish appearances at events and on previous tours. Miss Deacon will help Kate in a number of ways, from managing her schedule, to assisting in outfit selection, and even taking the excessive but gracious bouquets she will receive on walkabouts.

Miguel Head

Miguel Head in the private secretary for the Duke of Cambridge. He plays a slightly more active role with both the Duke and Duchess (probably because she doesn’t have to debate white-versus-ivory-versus-taupe shoes), and you will remember him from his press duties during Prince George’s birth. Miguel will assist William by helping with his schedule, advising him during events, and holding the occasional bouquet.

Amanda Cook Tucker

 

Amanda Cook Tucker is the hair maven responsible for Kate’s glossy locks while on tour. She showed her impressive skills during the Southeast Asia Tour in 2012, proving she knows how to handle a bit of humidity. Miss Cook Tucker was on hand during the birth of Prince George to deliver that now-iconic oh-I-just-gave-birth blowout, and will be with the Cambridges in New Zealand and Australia to perfect Kate’s tresses and maybe even tame a stray cowlick for William.

Maria Theresa Turrion Borrallo

Prince George’s new nanny, Maria Borrallo, will accompany the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George on this royal tour. Maria is a Spanish-born, England-educated nanny recently acquired by the Duke and Duchess specifically for this tour. Prince George’s previous nanny, Jessica Webb, felt she was not equipped to handle such an extended event. Maria will care for George while William and Kate are on official engagements and may assist during downtime as required. However, we probably won’t see much of her, as the Cambridge’s are said to be very hands-on parents.

Royal Protection Officers

Royal Protection Officers (sometimes called RPOs or PPOs) follow the royal family everywhere, even to New Zealand! We expect no less than four protection officers to travel on the Royal Tour. They will accompany the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George at all times, in addition to the extremely heightened security at the host venues. The RPOs are responsible for the well-being and safety of the royals, especially the second and third in line to the throne.

We may see other advisers and aides during the tour, but these people are the closest and most important people to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand. We can’t wait for the tour to begin! What event are you looking forward to the most?

Being the ‘New Girl’

Being the ‘New Girl’

We’ve all been the ‘new girl’ at some point in our lives, probably more than once – school, university, parties, at work. I’ve VERY recently started at a new job and I’m currently the ‘new girl’, but our favourite lady, Kate, has also been the new girl numerous times, not only at university when sheContinue Reading

Charity Single to be performed for Kate at Naomi House

Charity Single to be performed for Kate at Naomi House

On Monday, Kate will be visiting the Naomi House Children’s Hospice, a children’s respite care facility in Hampshire. Naomi House provides support to families of children living with limiting conditions through respite stays, hospice, and emergency support. Kate will tour the facilities and attend a tea party with some of the children staying at NaomiContinue Reading

Kate, William and Harry visit Warner Bros – Leavesden

Kate, William and Harry visit Warner Bros – Leavesden

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry made a very exciting visit to Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden. Potterheads were all abuzz for the event, as the Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden is home to many Harry Potter sets and scenery. (Our contributor, Emma, was particularly enthused!) First on the agenda wasContinue Reading

Kate Official Engagement: NPG Reception for The Art Room

Kate Official Engagement: NPG Reception for The Art Room

This evening, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at the National Portrait Gallery in support of one of her patronages, The Art Room. The event was designed to spotlight the organization, and to allow Kate to meet children who benefit from the program. The Art Room was one of Kate’s first patronages. The organizationContinue Reading

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Back to Work I (and soon Kate) Go…

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Back to Work I (and soon Kate) Go…

After the whole broken ankle fiasco, I finally made it back to work, officially, last week. This has meant two things for me: I’ve had to wake up early and get myself ready to leave the house before I’d even open my eyes before and that no matter what you do, going back to workContinue Reading

Working Girl: Time to Move On

I am certain we have all been there. You wake up one morning and you’re lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, and suddenly and all at once you hate your job. You don’t know how or why it happens, but one morning you really cannot stand it anymore. It takes all your effort toContinue Reading

New Things at WWKD

New Things at WWKD

What’s New at WWKD? There are a lot of changes going on at WWKD. We want to improve the website to make it more exciting for our readers. It’s still the same girls, the same content, and the same love for Kate, but with small changes. What does this mean for you, our loving readers?Continue Reading

Why Being a Princess is A Real Career… And How to Become One

Why Being a Princess is A Real Career… And How to Become One

I don’t normally watch episodes of Sesame Street, so forgive me for missing the news that Sonya Sotomayor was on recently and was discussing how girls needed to find a career- and how being a Princess was not a viable option. In case you did too, the video can be seen at the bottom ofContinue Reading

Get It Together : Making a List

I, like most people I imagine, wake up every morning with the best of intentions about how much I am going to accomplish during the day that lay ahead. Maybe today is the day I’ll knock things off my theoretical to-do list, finish that nagging chore or even take the time to organize some random cabinetContinue Reading

Finding the Perfect Kate-inspired Job

Finding the Perfect Kate-inspired Job

In today’s economy, finding a comfortable job is like finding the perfect pair of denim jeans. When you look at money, location, ideal qualities, you find yourself without jeans and without employment. You might find something that fits for a while, but with time, you find that wear has taken its toll. It is timeContinue Reading

Kate’s Fall(en) for Coats

Kate’s Fall(en) for Coats

Well friends, it’s been a rough couple of days for me with my beloved Mac having been in the Apple shop for a few days. What’s a blogger to do without a computer? As I discovered, they apparently obsessively call Apple and try to type posts on their iPads; unfortunately for me both were doneContinue Reading

Duchess Kim? Why a Kardashian Wants to Be Like Kate

Duchess Kim? Why a Kardashian Wants to Be Like Kate

Kim Kardashian is not exactly known for being shall we say a classy lady. If you don’t believe me, let’s remember the reason why she’s famous: a sex tape which was released and then spun into a reality series about her family which has now spun into Kardashian-mania. Her busty outfits, skimpy dresses and figureContinue Reading

Ants and Leeches and Paparazzi… Oh My!

We often think of the stereotypical Princess when we imagine what they must all be like. You know what I mean- spending the day between spas, shopping, teas and parties and the evenings amongst galas, premieres and other incredibly fancy soirées. It’s therefore not crazy that most people’s version of the Princess is that ofContinue Reading

What Would Kate Do During a Privacy Breach?

What Would Kate Do During a Privacy Breach?

With all of the craziness going on over the topless photos of Kate taken while on holiday in France with Prince William (What? You’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard?! Get up to date here), we haven’t really gotten around to posting a longer version of our thoughts than those that fit inContinue Reading