Back in March, royal correspondent Omid Scobie announced Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had selected Sara Latham as their communications secretary, following the news that the Sussexes and Cambridges officially dissolved their joint office in Kensington Palace. Meghan and Harry were establishing their own offices to be headquartered near the queen's, at Buckingham Palace, and they needed a new team.
Now that Markle and Harry are slowly entering the spotlight again post royal baby Archie's birth, we had to know: Who is she, and how is she going to further the Sussexes' PR interests? Here, everything we know.
Who is Sara Latham?
According to the Milken Institute via Meghanpedia, Latham is a graduate of Mary Washington University in Virginia where she earned a B.A. in Art History in 1992.
Latham was the former senior advisor on Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. After the campaign, Latham worked briefly at Freuds, a well-know PR firm in London. There, she was in charge of global corporate accounts with an emphasis on executive thought leadership. She has worked with politicians like Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Tessa Jowell. She also served as a transition official for then-President elect Barack Obama in 2008.
Latham is an American but has dual US/UK citizenship, according to Scobie.
What does she do?
She oversees all of the PR for the Sussexes, including their official outings, photocalls and events. But she also isn't above a little production assistance.
For example, at baby Archie's photocall, when Meghan and Harry revealed their baby to the world, Latham was photographed running through the hallway at Windsor Castle right before the shoot, picking up specks of lint off the bright-red carpet. (See? Damage control.)
Who does she report to?
Latham reports directly to Queen Elizabeth's communications secretary, Donal McCabe, now that the Sussexes' official offices are located in Buckingham Palace.
What will she focus on this year?
With the birth of the Sussexes' first child, Archie, Latham already has a lot on her place since she began in March. Harry and Meghan recently confirmed their family of three would embark on a two-week royal tour of Africa this fall, so Latham's job will be to manage all of the events, press and coverage of the royals ahead of and during the official visit.
(And, of course, continue to be lint's worst nightmare.)