Royal DISASTER! Three of Meghan and Prince Harry’s top aides QUIT in just six months
Three of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s top aides have quit their jobs since the couple married on May 19 this year, with a Palace source claiming that it is “starting to look like a stampede”.
The individuals departing Kensington Palace including Samantha Cohen, the couple’s private secretary, her predecessor Edward Lane Fox and most recently a personal assistant named Melissa, whose surname is not available. Kensington Palace sources reacted to Melissa’s departure, with one describing her as “hugely talented”. They told the Daily Mail: “Melissa is a hugely talented person.
“She played a pivotal role in the success of the Royal Wedding and will be missed by everyone in the Royal Household.”
However, other Royal officials were less complimentary.
One commented on the departure, saying: “A real shock, why would she want to leave such a prestigious job so soon?”
Another drily commented: “To lose one member of the household could happen to anyone.
Ms Cohen, an Australian national, quit as the couple’s private secretary earlier this year after playing a key role in helping Meghan settle in to Royal life.
Among Royal staffers Ms Cohen acquired the nickname “Samantha the Panther” due to her determination and occasional abrupt manner, according to reports.
She had been brought in to replace Mr Ed Lane Fox, who stepped down from his post in April after having worked with Prince Harry for fifteen years.
A spokesman for Prince Harry said: “His Royal Highness is hugely grateful to Ed for his hard work during a period that has seen the launch and growth of the Invictus Games, countless tours around the world, and the detailed planning for his wedding.”
An in-depth look into the preparations for the Royal wedding in May was outlined in a new book, Charles At Seventy, by biographer Robert Jobson.
Mr Johson claims that during the wedding preparations Prince Harry was at times “petulant and short-tempered” with his staff, apparently due to stress.
On one occasion, raising his voice, he is reported to have stated: “What Meghan wants, she gets.”
The book was released in hardback on November 1, ahead of Prince Charles’s 70th birthday on Wednesday.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK