Catherine, Princess of Wales
SHE is her right hand
Have you met Catherine, Princess of Wales’s closest confidant? Kate’s royal secret weapon is named Natalie Barrows. We introduce you to the young woman.
It’s the staff behind the scenes who work hard to ensure that Catherine, Princess of Wales, 40, shines so light-heartedly during performances such as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s, 70, state visit to the UK. Because the wife of the heir to the throne, Prince William, 40, knows that she can rely on her closest employees one hundred percent. They ensure that all processes run smoothly and support Kate in all matters. When her famous boss makes an appearance, a woman in particular is never far away.
Kate’s secret weapon: Natalie Barrows
Natalie Barrows is one of Kate’s closest employees. According to LinkedIn, she is Catherine’s assistant private secretary and is reportedly her right-hand man, as well as a valued member of the “company”. When the Princess of Wales makes an appearance, Natalie Barrows always remains discreetly in the background and is immediately on hand to take fan gifts from Kate, for example. Her job is to organize and coordinate her boss’s appointments and to provide her with active support if necessary. She deals with correspondence by letter or e-mail, takes calls and makes sure that her supervisor does not miss any important appointments or deadlines. Before events, Kate is always briefed and made familiar with the important topics.
Catherine, Princess of Wales: Good relationship with her private secretary
Hardly anyone outside of the royal family is as close to the mother of three as the private secretary, according to “Tatler” she is Kate’s “trusted right hand” and is “closest” to her from her employees: inside. Discretion and the highest level of professionalism are of course mandatory. Not much is known about Natalie Barrows other than that she enjoys Catherine’s trust and seems to be doing her job very well, having been at it for over five years. The fact that the private life of the employees is so private is of course a plus for the royal family – no scandals, please!
Backing up for Prince William’s wife
At public appearances, to which Natalie usually accompanies Kate, the two women can often be seen interacting with each other. They seem to be a perfectly coordinated team and, by smiling at each other in a friendly manner, appear as if they also like each other and have a good relationship with each other. Natalie Barrows gives Catherine the backing she needs to shine in public.
Sources used: harpersbazaar.com, tatler.com, linkedIn.com