Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Meghan Markle loses a 9th member of staff in months

Meghan Markle has lost her ninth member of staff in just 18 months after a top aide tasked with running the Sussex Royal foundation quit her role.

Diversity campaigner and social entrepreneur Natalie Campbell has left for a new job after just five months.

Ms Campbell - who was heralded as Harry and Meghan's big hire to lead thefoundation - will become the chief executive of water company Belu.

She was originally poached from William and Kate's Royal Foundation in August to work with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The latest departure signals the ninth staff member to ditch the Sussexes since their royal wedding in May 2018.

The turnover have frequently raised eyebrows and prompted claims that the couple have not endeared themselves to staff with reportedly dictatorial behaviour.

According to The Sun, the nine staff members to quit the Sussexes since the royal wedding are;

September 2018: Senior comms secretary Katrina McKeever

November 2018: Meghan's personal assistant Melissa Toubati

January 2019: Female royal protection officer

March 2019: Assistant private secretary Amy Pickerell

March 2019: Senior communications secretary Jason Knauf

June 2019: Two nannies leave within weeks of each other

October 2019: Private secretary Samantha Cohen

January 2020: Sussex Royal charity foundation's Natalie Campbell