The former Master of the Household for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall has been appointed by Trinity as its new estates bursar. Kevin Knott has worked for Prince Charles and Camilla since 2002.  He was the deputy secretary of the Duchy of Cornwall and later served as Master of the Household. Knott will take over his new post in January and his election as a Fellow of the College will take place soon afterwards. As Master of the Household, Knott was responsible for domestic arrangements and staff, as well as the catering and official entertaining at Buckingham Palace and other royal residences. His new job as Trinity’s estate bursar will bring together the College’s financial, budgetary, asset and fundraising management into one full-time post. Trinity College president Michael Beloff said, “The College is pleased and proud to have attracted someone of Mr Knott’s distinction and ability to be its senior administrative officer,”Knott played a key role in organising the wedding between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles in April. He became controversial following a BBC Panorama documentary, “A Right Royal Shambles?” which revealed that there had been a mix up over the venue; dissent within the Church of England; the Queen’s decision not to attend part of the big day; a disastrous gaffe by the Prince in the media; and the possibility of a clash with the Pope’s funeral. A Clarence House spokesperson said, “Kevin Knott is leaving the household to take up the post of estate bursar at Trinity College, Oxford. “After 21 years of working for the Prince of Wales in various capacities Kevin felt it was the right time to move on. We are very sad to see him go, and we wish him well in his new job.” ARCHIVE: 1st week MT 2005