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Boris Johnson poaches Queen’s ‘most trusted’ adviser to help him tackle growing crisis

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The Prime Minister has appointed Lord Geidt as his new independent advisor on ministerial interests. The peer worked as the Queen’s private secretary from 2007-2017. Royal expert Roya Nikkhah has desrcibed the hire as “interesting” and notes Lord Geidt was once Her Majesty’s “most trusted” senior advisers. 

The royal editor of the Sunday Times wrote on Twitter: “An interesting hire by @BorisJohnson who has reportedly appointed Lord Geidt, formerly the Queen’s private secretary and most trusted, senior adviser, as the Prime Minister’s independent advisor on ‘ministerial standards’.

“In the current climate, he’ll have a full in-tray…”

When Lord Geidt left his job at Buckingham Palace, he took up a seat in the House of Lords as a crossbench peer.

His official appointment at Downing Street is set to be announced imminently, according to the Telegraph. 

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