Rumors surrounding Meghan Markle seemingly don’t show any sign to stop. After hit with feud rumors with sister-in-law Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince Harry is said to be losing another key member of her Kensington Palace staff.
According to a new report by Sunday Times, the expecting Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interim private secretary, Samantha “The Panther” Cohen, is not planning to make her job permanent. The report further suggests that Cohen “has let it be known that she intends to leave after Meghan’s baby is born next spring.”
Cohen has worked with the British royal family for 17 years as she was Queen Elizabeth II’s former assistant private secretary. The 50-year-old announced her resignation from that post last summer before accepting a temporary job working for Meghan and Harry. She was tasked with helping the now-duchess transition into royal life.
Despite the plan, Meghan reportedly hoped to keep Cohen on permanently. “Sam will be a huge loss,” a source close to the former “Suits” star told the newspaper. “Going forward, Meghan might need someone cut from a slightly different cloth to traditional courtiers, who is not a career civil servant or royal insider.”
The impending departure of one of her staff members arrives amid reports stating that Meghan is deemed as a “difficult” royal. Prior to this, Meghan’s personal assistant Melissa Touabti was revealed to resign from her position. Touabti, who was said to be playing a key role in preparing Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding, quit after six months of working for her.
Previous report suggested that Meghan’s intense work ethic rubbed the Palace staff the wrong way. “It is said palace staff have never experienced anything remotely like Meghan’s formidable work ethic, matched only by the incessant stream of ideas about how to shape her role,” a source claimed. According to the publication, the pregnant Duchess of Sussex would wake up at 5 A.M. every day before flooding the palace aides of her new ideas in around six or seven texts.
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