Princess Kate promoted Natasha Archer to ‘senior private executive assistant’

Natasha Archer has worked for the Princess of Wales for years, mostly as some kind of personal assistant/stylist. I don’t think Archer has ever done much with Kate’s “work” in the sense that Archer is not writing or reading briefing memos or setting up busywork photo-ops. Archer carries Kate’s bags when they’re traveling and… God knows. Wiglet-wrangler, perhaps? Still, Archer is one of the few employees to stick around for longer than a year or two. Now, after years of service, Archer has been promoted to “senior private executive assistant” to both Kate and William. Hm.

The Princess of Wales has promoted her ‘Girl Friday’ Natasha Archer to a key position at Kensington Palace, I can reveal. In a move that has been interpreted in Royal circles as a reward for her loyalty, Ms Archer has been appointed to the new role of senior private executive assistant to Kate and William.

Ms Archer, 36, updated her profile on the LinkedIn career website last week to reflect her upgraded status. Previously she was a PA and stylist, and was pictured carrying Kate’s bags on and off planes for Royal tours.

Ms Archer’s promotion follows reports that she personally collected The Princess of Wales from the London Clinic after her abdominal operation earlier this year. After that, the mother of two was brought into the innermost circle of select friends and family members who have been supporting the Princess through her private cancer battle.

Sources say Ms Archer, who is married to Royal photographer Chris Jackson, has been dedicated to her employer. She has been inseparable from Kate in recent months, often assisting her as she travels to and from hospital appointments. Now she will have a title and salary that reflects her trusted status.

A source said: ‘Natasha deserves this boost – she’s unfailingly discreet and loyal to Kate. The salary boost will be welcome too. This appointment means we can expect to see Natasha by Kate’s side for years to come. It seems to be Kate’s way of thanking her for her loyalty.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Shady shady shady!!! “Reports that she personally collected The Princess of Wales from the London Clinic after her abdominal operation earlier this year.” There was a photo of Archer leaving the clinic with a plant riding shotgun. The plant was not Kate. And I’m pretty sure we were told that William picked up his wife, weren’t we?? I mean, that’s if you believe that Kate was ever being treated at the London Clinic. “She has been inseparable from Kate in recent months, often assisting her as she travels to and from hospital appointments.” Has Kate been disguised as a plant this whole time, because you would think if Natasha is chauffeuring Kate around London and Windsor, someone would have gotten photos??

Anyway, I’m sure there are like ten different conspiracies happening right now. Y’all can even bring Natasha’s husband Chris Jackson into the mix. Ten bucks says that Jackson was the photographer who took some of those original photos “taken by Kate or William” released this year, including the Mother’s Day frankenphoto.

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  1. Neeve says:

    Would love to read the job description for that. Lol

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Right? What is a ‘private’ EA? I’m not British but I’ve never heard it described that way!

      • Talia says:

        My guess is she’s Kate’s Angela Kelly and ‘private’’ means Kate’s maid / dresser rather than her secretary (with a small ‘s’).

    • Agnes says:

      “Must be willing to drive baskets of twigs away from hospitals at a moment’s notice.”

    • Ash says:

      On her LinkedIn she said something like:
      – diary
      – clothing
      – assistant

      No wonder why they called Meghan a bully, the mediocrity is off the charts!

    • The Robinsons says:

      Kate did NOT. Maybe a senior coutier.

    • Ginger says:

      Someone went to her LinkedIn and she was promoted in 2022. This is old news making the waves now. I wonder why?

      • Myriam says:

        @Ginger Because the royal rota have NOTHING to write or discuss. That slimmed-down monarchy is drying the well faster than they imagined, and I love that for them. They’re so deprived of click-worthy royal news that they’re going through the LinkedIn profiles of palace staff! LOL Makes me wonder, how long will this last? How long until they finally get sick and tired of sitting on juicy news before they implode? Because this silent deal between the British media and the royals only benefits the royals. William is dull as a sponge and provides them nothing. No one cares about him or clicks for him. The only vibrant and charismatic superstars are in Montecito. Just think about it. When Meghan and Harry make news, the royal rota are on talk shows, podcasts, and writing months-long articles. When they’re home minding their business, we get news about the staff or recycled news from 2020.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Oh, you are kidding! Oh for FFS!

    • BeanieBean says:

      Bet it wasn’t in the org chart, they just made it up. She’s probably the only one left ‘working’ for Kate. Or Kate & William. Oh, there’s the valet, so that’s two people.

    • Elon's Sink says:

      Desirable: Must have extensive knowledge of busywork, copykeening, and button counting.

  2. Rapunzel says:

    Of course it wasn’t Kate in the plant photo, but the fact that they’re even putting it out there thay Will didn’t pick up Kate after 2 weeks in the hospital is quite the choice. We’re just slipping it in that the future King cares so little about the mother of his three children?

  3. Hypocrisy says:

    So she knows where the bodies are buried 🤨

  4. bisynaptic says:

    “[S]he’s unfailingly discreet and loyal…”
    — “Mostly, she keeps her mouth shut.”

    • Harper says:

      They need someone loyal to go along with the ruse that Kate is actively doing anything right now. So far Kate has been out and about, writing letters and promoting her PA.

      Now I totally believe she’s 100 percent conscious and just had a little cancer and a super successful planned abdominal surgery.

  5. Beach Dreams says:

    On her LinkedIn, it says that she’s held this position since August 2022. The fact that the British media is reporting like this is a new promotion is VERY shady.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      So what has/hasn’t happened now?

    • Lorelei says:

      You beat me to it! It’s super bizarre that they’re acting as if this is a “new” promotion.

    • Dee(2) says:

      Has it been almost 2 years and she’s held the position but she just updated it on LinkedIn? Otherwise I can’t really see the reason for putting the spotlight on her about this, other than to get people to start harassing her for answers about what’s going on with Kate which is horrible but right up the British media’s alley.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Maybe she updated her LinkedIn because she knows Kate won’t be needing an assistant for much longer?

    • Amy Bee says:

      There’s nothing shady. The derangers were talking about the promotion this weekend, that’s why it’s in the press this week. The press just sit on derangers and some squaddies timelines looking for new stories about Kate and Meghan and Harry to publish.

    • Nic919 says:

      The promotion likely was related to the Queen passing and Kate and William giving themselves instant promotions on social media before her body was cold.

      Archer is going to stay quiet because her husband’s access to the royals depends on it. Outside of transporting the twigs, she doesn’t have anything to do, especially since Kate hasn’t been in public much less doing tours.

      • Moondust says:

        The queen died in September. The Wales supposedly moved to Adelaide cottage in August 2022. Is the promotion related? Is she the buffer, the one who passes the messages between Kate and William?

  6. SussexWatcher says:

    Sounds more like a payoff to me. A nice chunk of change to encourage her to sign an updated NDA, perhaps?

  7. Eurydice says:

    They just keep adding more words. The next step up the ladder is Chief Senior Private Executive Assistant.

  8. Rita says:

    Sinister types (Nat and Chris). And a very sophisticated way by the media of letting us know that Will DEFINITELY was not the one who picked up Kate from the hospital (if she was ever there).

    The independent ran the same story:

  9. Royal Donwnfall Watcher says:

    “The plant was not Kate.” – Kaiser.

    This might be my favorite line ever. LMAO

    I mean….they are getting super desperate. I also would like a raise and a promotion for doing nothing please.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      But she does do something! She drives plants around. It’s hard work.

    • SarahCS says:

      I’m sure working for WanK is ‘work’ in every sense, even if the tasks themselves are next to non-existent. The woman deserves danger money.

  10. ariel says:

    anybody else think she now works for both will and kate, and not just kate- is saying something we don’t officially know yet?

    • Like, she actually works for Will now? I mean, that makes sense since Kate is not doing anything requiring a PA, stylist or secretary. And William seems to be keeping a tight hold on what is put out about her.

  11. Brassy Rebel says:

    At this point, I’m ready to believe that Kate has been disguised as a plant. It sounds as reasonable as everything else we’ve been told for the last six months.

  12. Amy Bee says:

    Richard Eden probably saw derangers talking about Natasha’s updated Linkedin page on twitter. I think rest of the story is made up. I would think Kate’s mother would be person escorting her to her cancer treatments not her Executive Personal Assistant.

    • Nic919 says:

      Jackson includes her a fair bit on his IG account and she has two young kids so she’s not driving kate to anything especially when her husband is the one travelling for photos. Not everyone has Nannies especially on the paltry pay provided by the royals.

  13. Proud Mary says:

    “She has been inseparable from Kate in recent months, often assisting her as she travels to and from hospital appointments.” So, when did we get from Kate being cared for by two Pilipino nurses, to Kate being shepherded to hospital appointments by this Natasha person? I mean, they can’t keep the lies straight, my God!

    • equality says:

      The next story was that she only trusted her family and that Carole and Pippa were constantly with her. KP also claimed at one point that the employees hadn’t seen Kate in some time. They really can’t keep anything straight.

  14. Olivia says:

    So Kate’s most trusted aide, who is getting a promotion, happens to be married to a royal photographer??!!

    Then why aren’t there new photos of Kate or the kids released for special events?

    Something about this smells rotten.

    One could theorise that Natasha Archer has had nothing to do for 6 months because Kate’s not around anymore.

    Will can’t fire her or it’ll look suspicious, so he’s bringing her into his office. As long as she’s employed, she can’t blab about what’s really happening.

    • Liz says:

      I agree Olivia. She’s being rewarded for her ‘discretion’

    • Lucy says:

      Not just A Royal photographer, he’s The Royal photographer for Kate. He’s the one who has done almost all her event photos that get released to the press, and he’s the one who retouches them so she’s unrecognizable when other agencies get pics. He does photograph all of them, to be sure, but is notably collaborating with Kate.

    • Nic919 says:

      He doesn’t have to worry about her. Her husband would lose access to the royals if she said anything so William doesn’t need to worry. This title change which looks to be in 2022 was more likely when William powered trip as soon as the queen died. He was going to change everything to look more modern.

  15. ML says:

    There has to be a point to putting this in the news, especially if she’s seemingly had this position since 2022. Why would they do that?
    Oblique reference to her husband and a Frankenphoto via QCC? Also working for W? Some as yet vague clue about K’s health? I don’t understand.

    • MipMip says:

      This is from the DM so my guess is this is Camilla poking William. If Archer was promoted in 2022, that’s not news. But what may be news is the recent extension to ALSO being William’s executive assistant.

  16. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    This very much reminds of the Cheers episode where Ted gives Woody fancy titles for all of his hard work but no raise, again all fluff with no substance.

    Also, I thought that William had to cut back on his public appearances because he was caring for Kate and I would have thought that he was taking her to her doctor appointments but apparently he’s not even doing that. I bet that he’s a husband who freaked out when his wife got seriously ill and now won’t go near her. But it’s kinda sad that Kate has to rely on an employee instead of her husband, parents or siblings.

  17. Jais says:

    But I thought William would have collected Kate from the hospital? And is he not the one that would be by her side more than Archer? Weird. Anyways, archer knows stuff is what I’m getting. And keeps quiet about it.

  18. Jay says:

    Lol, “senior private executive assistant” is a word salad of a title. You might just as well put “extra very special premium assistant”. But what is interesting to me is that Kate’s private secretary job was open for more than a year, with a placeholder just recently being appointed by BP. If Natasha is so loyal and “inseparable” from Kate, why wouldn’t they simply promote her to private secretary? Seems like if you are going to reward someone’s loyalty, that would be the way to do it, right? Not with a made-up title that still amounts to being an assistant.

    Mind you, she has outlasted several of Kate’s private secretaries, so maybe they are afraid that promoting her means losing her after a year.

    • Talia says:

      A private secretary should be running K&W’s office.

      A ‘private executive assistant’ (senior or not) sounds like a way of saying Kate’s maid / dresser while still trying to sound modern. My guess is she does clothes and the social event diary not work arrangements and certainly not arranging tours / liaising with the Foreign Office etc.

      • HeatherC says:

        She’s responsible for organizing the “Meghan Look Book” and “Meghan Dream Board.”

  19. JFerber says:

    Kate hired no one. Of that I am sure. So ghastly the notes, hirings, sightings, etc. Have they no shame? Of course, that’s rhetorical.

  20. Liz says:

    Kate can’t promote anyone so maybe it’s William. The thought crossed my mind that he and Ms Archer have got quite cosy