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RBS PR boss appointed for Duke, Duchess and Harry

Kensington Palace has appointed a new PR boss for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Kensington Palace has appointed a new PR boss for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Credit: Press Assocation

Jason Knauf, who currently works for state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland, will join the Royal Household in the new year.

He has previously worked at the Treasury and as a senior media adviser to the New Zealand government and its former prime minister Helen Clark.

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William and Kate set to make whistle-stop New York trip

Prince William and Kate will make a quick three-day trip to New York next month, which will see the couple visit the September 11 memorial and watch an NBA basketball game.

The royals will arrive in the US on December 7 and return to the UK two days later for a first trip to America since their visit to California in 2011.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to New York for the first time as a couple, though son Prince George will stay at home. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

William will also fly to Washington DC on the trip's middle day to attend a wildlife conference, while the pregnant Duchess will remain in New York to visit a local child development centre with city mayor Bill de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray.

The list of engagements includes the NBA game as the basketball league supports the wildlife initiatives which the prince is involved with.

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William and Kate at oil refinery in Royal visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at an oil refinery in Wales in their first visit to the country since the announcement that they are expecting their second child.

Kate wore a long light blue coat and heeled black boots while William wore a dark suit and tie. Credit: PA

William and Kate, who used to live in Anglesey, will tour the Valero Pembroke Refinery on the Pembrokeshire coast.

The couple have a number of engagements this month after Kate, who is 15 weeks pregnant, returned to royal duties in late October as her extreme morning sickness eased.

Kate wore a long light blue coat and heeled black boots while William wore a dark suit and tie.

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