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Kate Middleton and Prince William hire Irish social media whiz

By Darragh Murphy

April 10, 2020 at 3:43pm


Irish social media whiz, David Watkins, has been hired by Kate Middleton and Prince William to look after their online presence.

It has been reported by that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have enlisted the help of David Watkins as their new digital communications lead.

Watkins, who previously worked for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, confirmed the change on his LinkedIn page last week.

Dublin's Watkins has been credited as playing a major role in growing Harry and Meghan's social media following over the past year.

Watkins, a graduate of St Andrew's College in Booterstown, moved from Team Sussex to Team Cambridge after Harry and Meghan left their Royal duties last month, moving Stateside and signing off their official Instagram account on March 30.

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As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile. Yet we are confident that every human being has the potential and opportunity to make a difference—as seen now across the globe, in our families, our communities and those on the front line—together we can lift each other up to realise the fullness of that promise. What’s most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic. As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute. While you may not see us here, the work continues. Thank you to this community - for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great! Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another. Harry and Meghan

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Those who follow Prince William and Kate Middleton will likely have already noticed a slight change to their Instagram strategy since April 1, when Watkins is said to have started work with the pair.

More personal posts have appeared on the @KensingtonRoyal account in recent days, with Watkins said to have been behind the below IGTV post on Thursday.

Watkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and politics from UCD.

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