It became known that Jason Knauf, who used to head the charitable foundation of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton – The Royal Foundation, will no longer hold this position. Fans suspect that a series of events related to the scandals surrounding Meghan Markle has made Jason a face unwanted by the Queen’s eldest grandson and his wife. What’s more, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have not only had time to send Jason off, but they’ve already picked up his replacement.
According to the Mirror, Kensington Palace has officially confirmed that Amanda Barry, executive director of the British Academy of Film and Fine Arts, Bafta, will take over as head of the William and Kate Charitable Trust.
While the official statement indicates that Knauf’s departure is due to his “planned move to another country,” fans of the royal family believe there’s more to the story. Apparently, the decision to leave was not the result of his voluntary decision, but of strong advice from William and Kate. This position of the prince and the duchess indicates, as experts believe, that he did not meet their hopes and ceased to be a confidant of the grandson of the queen and his wife.
The fact is that Jason, who worked as a press secretary for Kate and William, became widely known to the public because of his involvement in the litigation with Meghan Markle. First, he filed a complaint about the rough treatment on her part, which was supported by many members of the royal family. And then he found himself embroiled in Meghan’s lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday, which published a letter written by Prince Harry’s wife to her father, Thomas Markle. Meghan’s victory in the case, where Knauf was a key witness – and his testimony was expected to change the outcome of the case – caused great disappointment to Kate and William, who had high hopes for her defeat.