Harry and Meghan's trusted aide among dozens of royal servants named in New Year's Honours

James Morris
Senior news reporter, Yahoo News UK
Clara Lougran hands Meghan a bouquet of flowers at the royal wedding last year

One of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s most trusted aides is among a host of royal servants who have been awarded in the New Year’s Honours list.

Clara Loughran has become a Member of the Victorian Order (MVO) for her work as Harry and Meghan’s senior programme co-ordinator.

New Zealand-born Ms Loughran was famously pictured handing Meghan a bouquet of flowers during last year’s royal wedding.

She is said to be one of the couple’s key confidantes, having previously worked for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Ms Loughran began working with the Sussexes after William and Harry announced last year that their royal household was splitting.

Her recognition continues a royal family tradition of rewarding their own servants under the Royal Victorian Order honour.

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In this year’s list, 50 people with links to the royals have been recognised in various guises.

These range from Edward Young, the Queen’s private secretary, who was awarded a Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO), to Sandra Marshall, a cleaner at Gatcombe Park - Princess Anne’s country residence in Gloucestershire - who was awarded a Royal Victorian Medal (RVM).

Others include:

Richard Ashley Weston Peck, CEO and secretary of The Royal Warrant Holders Association (awarded an LVO)

Alexander John Scully, MVO. Deputy Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain’s Office, Royal Household (LVO)

Andrew James Barrett. Assistant Accountant Sandringham Estate (MVO)

Natalie Barrows. Assistant private secretary to The Duchess of Cambridge (MVO)

Nicola Jane Christie. Head of Paintings Conservation Royal Collection, Royal Household (MVO)

Melissa Louise Haydon-Clarke. For services to the Royal Household (MVO)

Nichola Colman, RVM. Public Enterprises Administrator, Sandringham Estate (MVO)

Sian Catherine Cooksey. Senior Collections Information assistant Royal Collection, Royal Household (MVO)

Susanna Elizabeth Cross. Senior Programme manager Household of The Princess Royal (MVO)

Sgt Graham Ralph Daly. Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Royalty and Specialist Protection (MVO)

Lee Dobson, RVM. Head Valet to The Prince of Wales (MVO)

Malcolm Douglas Flavell, MBE. For services to the Royal Household (MVO)

Laura Elizabeth Jayne Hobbs. Archivist (Digital) Royal Archives, Windsor Castle (MVO)

Elizabeth Amy Keay. Workshop manager C Branch, Master of the Household’s Department, Royal Household (MVO)

Sgt David Phillip Newell. Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Royalty and Specialist Protection (MVO)

Mark John Osman. Manager Royal Farms, Windsor (MVO)

Jennifer Louise Brooks-Reily. Personnel Security manager Royal Household (MVO)

Vanessa Elizabeth Remington. Formerly Senior Curator of Paintings Royal Collection, Royal Household (MVO)

Dorothy So-Mui Wong. Purchase Ledger assistant Privy Purse and Treasurer’s Office, Royal Household (MVO)

Rachel Woollen. Formerly Senior Communications manager Royal Collection, Royal Household (MVO)

Philip Michael Hollister, RVM. Formerly Warden, Crown Estate, Windsor.

Graham Passmore Stone, RVM. Formerly Horticulturalist, Crown Estate, Windsor (MVO)

Patrick Andrew Bedford. Fire Surveillance Officer Windsor Castle (Royal Victorian Medal)

Richard Curtis. Formerly Postman Royal Household (Royal Victorian Medal)

Stuart Dickson. Formerly Fire and Security Office Team Leader Palace of Holyroodhouse (Royal Victorian Medal)

Sandra Mary Marshall. Daily Cleaner Gatcombe Park (Royal Victorian Medal)

Alan George McDonald. Postman Royal Household (Royal Victorian Medal)

Philip Charles Rose. Formerly Fire and Security Officer Palace of Holyroodhouse (Royal Victorian Medal)

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