20 Photos of Royal Staffers for Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, and Others Getting the Work Done

The royals work hard—but they don't do it alone.

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The royals do a lot: greeting fans, conversing with dignitaries, spearheading campaigns for social good. But while juggling it all, they've got to look seamless—not a hair out of place. That's where the royal staff come in. Here, the best photos of royal secretaries, ladies-in-waiting, and more workers making it happen.

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1 February 28, 2019
Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Northern Ireland - Day Two
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During Kate and William's trip to Northern Ireland, Kate's private secretary Catherine Quinn points the Duchess to where she needs to go.

2 November 28, 2018
The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Leicester
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Kate's assistant private secretary Natalie Barrows takes a handful of flowers and gifts that Kate has just received from fans.

3 October 21, 2018
Royal tour of Australia - Day Five
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Meghan's assistant private secretary Amy Pickerill gives the Duke and Duchess some pointers at the Invictus Games in Australia.

4 June 14, 2018
Royal visit to Cheshire
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Samantha Cohen hangs out with her old boss (Queen Elizabeth) and her new one (Meghan Markle) at the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in Widnes, Cheshire.

5 October 31, 2017
The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The Lawn Tennis Association
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Kate's private secretary accompanies the Duchess to the National Tennis Centre in London.

6 November 3, 2016
The Queen Visits Newmarket
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Queen Elizabeth disembarks a helicopter, followed by her assistant private secretary Samantha Cohen.

7 September 1, 2016
The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Cornwall
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Prince William waves to fans outside England's Truro Cathedral. His private secretary, Miguel Head, seems slightly less enthused.

8 January 16, 2015
The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The Fostering Network
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Kate hands Rebecca Deacon, her private secretary, a huge amount of flowers she's received from royal watchers.

9 September 10, 2014
Invictus Games - Opening Ceremony
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Prince Harry's private secretary Edward Lane Fox gives him some (possibly bad?) news at the Invictus Games opening ceremony.

10 April 19, 2014
The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Tour Australia And New Zealand - Day 13
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Kate Middleton smiles and waves to her fans in Brisbane, Australia, while Rebecca Deacon carries the gifts the royal's just received.

11 November 8, 2012
The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Attend A Dinner At Temple Inn
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The Duchess of Cambridge attends a gala, with Rebecca Deacon lurking not far behind.

12 June 6, 2012
The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge's Staff
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Deacon points Kate in the right direction during a visit to Nottingham.

13 August 2, 2012
The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge's Staff
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Deacon speaks with Prince William and Kate Middleton at the London Olympics. It looks serious (or maybe that's just because they're all wearing sunglasses).

14 April 1, 2009
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A staffer walks Queen Elizabeth's corgis past President Barack Obama's car, while he meets with the monarch—and gives the cameras an interesting gesture.

15 May 16, 2003
Queen Range Rover
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Queen Elizabeth, driving a Range Rover at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, chats with Prince Philip's private secretary.

16 August 7, 1996
Queen Portsmouth
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In Portsmouth, the Queen's lady-in-waiting Lady Kathryn Dugdale takes the flowers the monarch has just received. The Queen is about to board the royal yacht Britannia.

17 March 30, 1993
Geoff Crawford And Harry
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Princess Diana's press secretary, Geoff Crawford, speaks with a young Prince Harry during a ski trip in Lech, Austria.

18 June 7, 1989
Queen At The Derby Races
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Queen Elizabeth gets excited at a horse race, exclaiming to her private secretary Sir William "Bill" Heseltine, who seems amused.

19 October 6, 1985
Diana, Princess of Wales with Anne Beckwith-Smith, her Lady-
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Princess Diana boards a helicopter outside Kensington Palace with Anne Beckwith-Smith, her lady-in-waiting and private secretary.

20 October 27, 1980
Queen Morocco Waiting
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While waiting for Morocco's King Hassan, Queen Elizabeth listens to an update from her private secretary, Sir Philip Moore.

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