With the upcoming nuptials of Will and Kate, here at the Truffle, we have become MUCH more fascinated by Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Private Secretary to Princes William and Harry. Just look how daper he is and according to his Wikipedia entry, the term “secretary” must get lost in translation as Jamie has an incredible background in military, risk management and even narcotics that are way beyond the average resume of a secretary.
“Jamie is descended from the Lowther landed gentry family, not the Earls of Lonsdale, but shares a descent from the 1st Earl of Bessborough with his royal employers.” What!? I don’t know what that means but I LIKE IT! He also served and won an award as “Equerry” to The Queen Mother, served in the first Gulf War in 1990-1991 as Special Forces Liaison Officer with United States forces – which makes him a special friend to us and was in charge of counter-narcotics operations in Colombia in the early 1990s, which probably comes in handy with Harry. Along with training Ewan McGregor for a TV series, he co-founded Objective Travel Safety, (a risk assessment training for young travellers and journalists) and he is a part-time consultant to Kroll Risk Management.