The trusted adviser, who was previously Prince Charles’s press secretary, is no stranger
to influential figures, having met President Obama and the Pope while working for the Royal household.
An eminent adviser to Princes William and Harry, Harverson left Clarence House in 2013 to set up his own business, Milltown Partners, with D J Collins, formerly London communications head at Google. Today the co-managing partners offer some of the most discreet, high-stakes advice going to big names that Harverson is far too scrupulous to share (though a peer attests that he ‘acts for some of the biggest names in the corporate and HNW world’).
‘I have seen it all,’ the enigmatic Hawker tells Spear’s. Having dealt with everything from ‘intricate’ white-collar crime (including the largest fraud in continental Europe) to clients who ‘fall victim to a crime in a way that you cannot fathom’, the unfazed Hawker says he can ‘mitigate pretty much anything’.
‘Brexit has created huge uncertainty among our global clients, and where there is uncertainty they turn to good public affairs consultants and geopolitical advisers,’ says Lewington. He’s well positioned to help them, both personally, with his own experience in the top echelons as a former adviser to Number Ten, and logistically, with offices in London and Brussels.
American singer-songwriter and dancer Melody Thornton has an estimated net worth of $3 million (£2.4 million).