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Title: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 24, 2018, 03:54:03 pm
Who is Samantha Cohen? Queen’s assistant private secretary who will teach Meghan Markle to be an effective Royal
LEARNING to be a royal is not an easy task, but thankfully Meghan will be taught by one of the Queen’s senior aides.

The former actress will learn from Samantha Cohen for six months to prepare for her new life, but what do we know about the professional?
https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/6365459/samantha-cohen-queens-assistant-private-secretary-meghan-markle-effective-royal/

Meghan gets the Queen's special adviser: Duchess of Sussex will spend 'six months listening' to feisty palace aide dubbed 'Samantha the Panther' to learn how to be an effective royal

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5764987/Meghan-Markle-gets-Queens-special-adviser.html#ixzz5GQmnXUlH
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@RoyalDickie
This can only be good news for the Duchess, she couldn't have a better advisor - Sam Cohen is a no nonsense lady who says it how it is


Could be a good thing that Meghan is getting Samantha C early.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on May 24, 2018, 03:57:25 pm
You're wasting your time, Samantha dear. It'd be like teaching a pig to sing.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: HRHOlya on May 24, 2018, 04:04:36 pm
I can't help but draw comparisons to Kate. Kate married in and the Cambs's staff was all "young and fun" and we had a bitter taste of that for all the years they've been married, Bill ill-prepared (doesn't read briefings), K flashing still and always, constantly insulting foreign people (heels in Malaysia though strictly forbidden, no time for the Kiwi chief just to name 2 examples), doing all the fun, no work, terribly dressed (black, esp for children bignono ) and the list is long, you all know it well.

Now we have for the Sussexes, M in particular, a strict advisor who takes no BS and knows her stuff and has been with the Winds for a while. A woman similar to Quinn and I do find that K does a better job since Quinn's arrival (with missteps still, but well, good that there's improvement at all).

I think they are cracking the whip for Meg and the Winds seem to have learnt sth from the Cambs and their terrible performance after all. Plus Meg wants to be Diana 2.0, she knows that means getting out & about, so she probably likes this, I think she's eager to please in some ways. Cartier ain't cheap and Chuck's pockets are deep deep deep... :Pippa:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 24, 2018, 05:01:03 pm
Knauf is apparently their pr man, what a mess he made of it with bill medd and co.  Council cath was also appointed a man, David someone or other, can´t remember his last name, and apparently she told him she did not need his help.  Wish I could remember his name.  Not a good staff so far is it.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 24, 2018, 05:27:09 pm
Sorry, timed out on above comment.  It was Sir David Manning for council cath.

https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2013051712647/kate-etiquette-instruction-david-manning/


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 24, 2018, 05:57:12 pm
Also she has a bad relationshi with Charles and ends uo in KP...?


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on May 25, 2018, 03:23:23 am
From her humble Brisbane home to Buckingham Palace: How a small newspaper job advert helped a mother-of-three become the Queen's trusted Australian aide to teach Meghan Markle how to be a Duchess
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Ms Cohen will move from Buckingham Palace to Kensington Palace, where she will spend six months with the new Duchess of Sussex.
'It will be six months of listening. She is seeking out advice from a range of people. She is going to proceed with humility. It is not going to be quiet, though. It is going to be a very busy office. She has worked every day of her life. She is used to a demanding schedule,' a source told The Times.   
She was at the royal wedding and is believed to have played a key role in preparing Meghan for a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday - the Duchess' first appearance as Her Royal Highness.
Ms Cohen is described as being 'deeply committed to serving the monarchy'.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5769587/Queen-Elizabeths-aide-Samantha-Panther-Cohen-teach-Meghan-Markle-Duchess.html#ixzz5GTXQoGsC
 ??? I still don't get why a senior member of staff would waste time with Meghan. My guess is that she'll be working with the other staff members in the press office and assist with covering Wills visit to Isreal next month. Mehgan might be getting phyc evaluation r treatment during this 6 months as it looks like we wont be seeing her, I hope anyway.
^there's some tension with Charles, but might've been patched up.
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She resigned 'in solidarity' with Sir Christopher Geidt, the Queen's private secretary, who suddenly announced last July he was suddenly leaving after 15 years of royal service.
Sources said he was 'forced out' because he fell out with Charles' most senior aides and Prince Andrew allegedly 'deeply dislikes him' and resented the control he had over his expenses.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5764987/Meghan-Markle-gets-Queens-special-adviser.html#ixzz5GTaU73Nk


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on May 30, 2018, 11:22:23 pm
Meet the Former Aide to the Queen Who Will Now ‘Fight Meghan’s Battles’
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When Samantha Cohen starts work as Prince Harry‘s closest aide this summer, he and new wife Meghan Markle will have a perfect stalwart of royal life to guide them.
Even before the May 19 royal wedding, Cohen, 49, had already been helping Meghan, 36, with protocol at events like April’s Commonwealth meeting to “deftly” manage her new situation in the royal world, an insider says.
A former assistant private secretary to Queen Elizabeth, Cohen is adept at managing both potential intra-palace conflicts and the media. As a former press secretary to the Queen, 92, Cohen has a good working relationship with many in the U.K. press — something that will be increasingly important as the new couple make their way in the world.
“She will make sure Meghan is as happy as she can be without ruffling feathers,” a source says of the Australian-born courtier, who is well liked by both Prince William and Harry. “She will represent her voice both internally and externally and fight her battles.”
Cohen will also be on hand to help the couple as they travel on their first major foreign tour, based around the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia, in October.
https://people.com/royals/meet-the-former-aide-to-the-queen-who-will-now-fight-meghans-battles/


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Kins on May 30, 2018, 11:27:10 pm
^So the 'independent feminist' needs someone to fight her battles does she?


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: marion on May 31, 2018, 01:42:32 am
I thought Samantha was supposed to be teaching murky how to be a royal ( an impossible task)  not fighting battles for her? They seem to be putting a different spin on this appointment recently.

If it's true she's already been working with her pre marriage she's failed dismally. She could start by telling  murky she is not the star turn and she shouldn't turn up at events and behave as if she is. She is there to support Harry, simples.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Val on May 31, 2018, 07:55:14 am
^

Acting the star turn at Chaz's 70th was no doubt the reason he had her quickly hustled out of his party mid flow.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on May 31, 2018, 08:03:36 am
And the general air of superiority and disrespect that I guess the royals don't appreciate.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on May 31, 2018, 02:29:52 pm
I wonder if Sparkles is smart enough to know that "fight her battles" really means that she's just been muzzled.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: AnaBolena on May 31, 2018, 02:46:54 pm
^ Not yet, I don't think, but she'll soon get the idea  ;)


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 01, 2018, 01:41:56 am
I have a feeling Sam will be Meghan's worst nightmare. That People article is Meghan's way of saying, "Nothing to see here, folks" ...as everything around her burns.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on June 23, 2018, 09:19:32 pm
Meghan Markle’s advisor makes surprise appearance during Royal Ascot carriage procession
The 49-year-old arrived in the second carriage with Mr Ian Balding, his wife Lady Emma Balding and Mr Richard Halle.
Ms Cohen will be spending six months training Meghan on everything it takes to be a member of the Royal Family.
Meghan has already held meetings with Ms Cohen and has already been seen in the background ready to jump in to help the new Duchess adjust to life as a Royal.
The interim secretary has been described as being “deeply committed to serving the monarchy”.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/978612/meghan-markle-royal-ascot-2018-samantha-cohen-the-queen-advisor-royal-news
Since Meghan looks a mess and is breaking all sorts of protocol, she’s doing a great job, hence the reward of the carriage ride in the coach right behind the queen!  :cookie:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on June 23, 2018, 11:05:24 pm
^She gets a carriage ride just for putting up with her.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on June 24, 2018, 01:48:05 am
^ Samantha Cohen worked at BP for seventeen years. She reached the level of the Queen's Assistant Private Secretary before resigning out of loyalty to the then Sir Christopher Geidt, the Queen's Private Secretary who was virtually ousted in the moves last year.

Samantha was going to move on but agreed to stay on for six months as interim Secreatary and assistant to Meghan from this summer. It's only for six months though, and I really doubt that her relationship with Meghan has anything to do with her being given a carriage ride at Ascot by the Queen. IMO it's far more likely it's for seventeen years of loyal service.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 13, 2018, 12:25:36 am
@CepeSmith
CC 12/9 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this afternoon received Mr Edward Lane Fox upon relinquishing his appointment as Private Secretary to Their Royal Highnesses.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on September 13, 2018, 01:41:03 am
Does that mean he quit?  Or resigned?  Palace-speak is inside out for me sometimes.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 13, 2018, 01:49:02 am
resigned. KP did say a few month back that he was leaving at summers end


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 13, 2018, 01:55:37 am
@CepeSmith
CC 12/9 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this afternoon received Mr Edward Lane Fox upon relinquishing his appointment as Private Secretary to Their Royal Highnesses.

It could be a little bit of both, he was driven to quit by the antics of the ducal couple. I think both Harry and Meg have not been actually doing any office work and have been too busy 'being hip' to actually take office work seriously and listen as officials try to brief them on information they need to know.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on September 13, 2018, 02:06:45 am
^^Thanks. Fly.  This may have been a temporary assignment to see if a good fit and/or he found a better gig.

OR, the Sussexes are impossible.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on September 13, 2018, 07:25:15 pm
^ My money is on impossible. Exhibit A: mini dress "meeting with a client" style for a theater performance, Exhibit B: wearing all black to meet terminally ill kids, Exhibit C: autumn colors during the heatwave of the century in UK etc. etc. 


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on September 14, 2018, 08:28:27 pm
^Lets not forget the constant PR games that are being played.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on September 14, 2018, 08:46:47 pm
Or how after Harry was seen as a working royal who was deservedly getting good press for his charaties, especially IG, all that came crashing down thanks to being linked to an aging vapid American actress who's now, thanks to Harry, brought the royal family straight down into the sewers and a complete laughing stock as someone like her’s consisted royalty. 


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: CathyJane on September 14, 2018, 09:58:35 pm
Couldn't have described this mess any better, Windsor2!


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on September 16, 2018, 04:49:43 pm
^thanks.  :hi:

This is odd as I've not seen a mistake like this before.  :cookie:

12 September 2018
Kensington Palace

The Duke of Duchess of Sussex this afternoon received Mr. Edward Lane Fox upon relinquishing his appointment as Private Secretary to Their Royal Highnesses.
https://www.royal.uk/court-circular
 


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on September 16, 2018, 04:54:04 pm
^I’ve seen grammatical errors before from them but this is kind of funny.  She does have that hard to define forgettable quality.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Press Articles & Random Chat
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 10, 2018, 02:43:25 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6373969/EDEN-CONFIDENTIAL-Palace-shock-Meghan-Markles-closest-aid-quits-job-months-wedding.html

And now Meggles' Assistant has up and quit!  Such turmoil at the Sussex Household!   :loveshower:


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Press Articles & Random Chat
Post by: windsor2 on November 10, 2018, 02:48:42 am
EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Palace shock as Meghan Markle's closest aide quits her job just six months after royal wedding
Working for the Duchess of Sussex must be one of the most glamorous jobs, so how surprising to discover that she’s apparently struggling to hold on to key staff members.
I can disclose that Meghan’s personal assistant has quit suddenly, just six months after the American actress married into the Royal Family.

‘It’s a real shock,’ a source tells me.

‘Why would she want to leave such a prestigious job so soon?’
A Kensington Palace spokesman declines to comment on the departure of the PA, whose name is given only as Melissa. However, in a highly unusual move, a Palace source has been authorised to pay tribute to her.

‘Melissa is a hugely talented person,’ the source says. ‘She played a pivotal role in the success of the Royal Wedding and will be missed by everyone in the Royal Household.’

Melissa had to deal with the traumatic build-up to Meghan and Prince Harry’s wedding in May, in which the Duchess’s father, Thomas Markle, gave a running commentary to journalists on the likelihood of his attending the ceremony.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6373969/EDEN-CONFIDENTIAL-Palace-shock-Meghan-Markles-closest-aid-quits-job-months-wedding.html
Let’s hope the rest follows suit. I can’t imagine the stress that this woman must’ve been under working for Meghan and not getting any satisfaction of doing worthwhile work. Good for her.


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Press Articles & Random Chat
Post by: Rosella on November 10, 2018, 02:49:56 am
Melissa who? Samantha Cohen is Meghan's Private Secretary, Amanda Pickerell is her assistant PS. So whoever this person is, and the Fail isn't even bothering with her surname, describing her as Meghan's closest aide is more than a bit of an exaggeration.

Whoever she is (and she's clearly not that high on the totem pole) why should this be on Meghan?  People quit their jobs for all sorts of reasons, serious illness, stress, pregnancy, a better offer, relocation to a new address, wedding, not getting on with other members of staff, a thousand and one things.


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Press Articles & Random Chat
Post by: sanka on November 10, 2018, 03:10:15 am
Had a chuckle with 'Why would she want to leave such a prestigious job so soon?'

I would hardly consider working for this pair prestigious  :snob:
 



Title: Re: Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Press Articles & Random Chat
Post by: YooperModerator on November 10, 2018, 03:16:04 am
^I certainly wouldn’t. 

^^^This doesn’t surprise me even the teensiest little bit.  She apparently hasn’t changed or improved along with her circumstances. 


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Press Articles & Random Chat
Post by: Rosella on November 10, 2018, 03:21:03 am
This is the list of people working in SENIOR positions at the KP office as of this year. This site (Gerts Royals) resets this every year. As is stated those names coloured AND underlined are still there as of 2018. Melissa who?

http://gertsroyals.blogspot.com/2015/03/william-and-catherines-staff.html


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on November 10, 2018, 11:35:52 am
Could be: Melissa, one of many who can't find working for the duo prestigious or worth the hassle. Thinking of the article where QE had to talk to Harry about her Megan is treating Her employees here... Maybe Harry didn't protect the employees from Megan's "style of working" and they ran for the hills screaming.  :laugh: Speculating, of course.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on November 10, 2018, 03:07:53 pm
The Times confirming the story...

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061239597684981760?s=19

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061245578292674565?s=19

If anyone can copy the valentine low tweets, thank you. The times will not publish this unless 100% sure and Harry seems to be at fault too.

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061241954426609664?s=19
https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061264457433784321?s=19

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061267224663650304?s=19

Maybe confirming it is Eugenie tiara. This also gives us another view on the pregnancy announcement, was it done in revenge? Sad if it is true because Eugenie and Harry had a good relationship and both Yorks had great relations with his previos gf. Another poster said that Maybe Meghan was shown this but then they told her no. It is another alternative on why Harry had a tantrum so maybe there was a mistake. But Im very sure Eugenie jad her tiara chosen way before.

Also it is funny to me because Megha doesnt suit emeralds imo. Her diamond one suits her much better.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on November 10, 2018, 03:27:26 pm
On another forum it states that The Times article, like other tabloids, refers back to The Sun as its source. Someone there read the article in The Times.  Every single other tabloid that this story has escaped to is covering its a**e by referring back to the Sun as original source.

Also, on his Twitter Valentine Low tried to contact a woman on Twitter who is an expert on the Queen'd jewellery and its provenance, who made it clear she didn't believe the story. Valentine was reduced to saying 'That's your privilege...dah de dah' and begging her to follow him so he can Direct message her.

And I reiterate what I said in a previous post. The Queen just doesn't tick off family in front of staff. Never has done, even with Fergie. And if HM were concerned about the veil being worn why was it featured prominently in an exhibition at WC and in a documentary about the Queen and the Commonwealth. 


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on November 10, 2018, 03:36:34 pm
Valentine Low said on twitter that he confirmed the story with a person he trusts. Sorry but I dont see the Times publoshing this because the Sun did?!  He even says the source was surprised about it. And also it doesnt mean the Queen told him to back off in public but those things end up being known.

I saw that he contacted orderofsplendor which is not surprising because he seems to know zero on tiaras and she is an expert. 

But thr point he was making was not about the tiaras which may have happend one way or another. What he confirmed is that Harry had a tantrum and that both he and Meghan treats the staff badly. And both should know better.



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on November 10, 2018, 03:54:19 pm
That is indeed odd because chefs, Paul Burrell and others employed at KP have always said that, in contrast to people like Andrew for example, both Charles's sons always had excellent manners.

Journalists back each other up. There were tweets from Dan Wootton (he of the Mulroney free Jaguar story he hasn't written about since) to Richard Eden congratulating him on 'a brilliant story'. And this member of staff (unnamed of course, like the mysterious Melissa no-surname) knew every single detail of what the Queen had to say, according to the Sun newspaper. Odd, unless the staff member was lying under a sofa somewhere near!


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on November 10, 2018, 04:06:48 pm
The Times confirming the story...

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061239597684981760?s=19

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061245578292674565?s=19

If anyone can copy the valentine low tweets, thank you. The times will not publish this unless 100% sure and Harry seems to be at fault too.

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061241954426609664?s=19
https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061264457433784321?s=19

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061267224663650304?s=19

Maybe confirming it is Eugenie tiara. This also gives us another view on the pregnancy announcement, was it done in revenge? Sad if it is true because Eugenie and Harry had a good relationship and both Yorks had great relations with his previos gf. Another poster said that Maybe Meghan was shown this but then they told her no. It is another alternative on why Harry had a tantrum so maybe there was a mistake. But Im very sure Eugenie jad her tiara chosen way before.

Also it is funny to me because Megha doesnt suit emeralds imo. Her diamond one suits her much better.

This is a good find - thanks!  :flower:

Love how all the MeAgain Sugars are up in arms because their precious gal has been shown in her true light. The attacks on the UK media are ridiculous - if anything, they have been super subtle and have danced around MeAgain and her petulant tantrums. Harry of course was just being the usual idiot who needs to back up his booty call or else it's sleeping on the sofa time.
How dare they think that as foreigners they are owed special tiaras? What a cheap, crass and undignified excuse of a woman, that Markle. You aren't a Princess, Markle, get over yourself. Not much there at all.

Excellent manners? I chose to disagree - if anything Harry's attacking the help shows just how low he's sunk.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on November 10, 2018, 05:06:28 pm
Royal CHAOS: Meghan Markle's 'pivotal' assistant QUITS sending Royal Family into disarray
MEGHAN MARKLE’s personal assistant has quit her prestigious job just six months after the Duchess of Sussex married into the Royal Family.
The Duchess of Sussex’s PA "played a pivotal role" in handling the so-called 'Markle debacle' in the build-up to the Royal Wedding, where Thomas Markle - the bride's father - caused countless problems for the Royals. But the PA, named only as Melissa, has resigned just six months after the marriage.  :cookie:
A source said: “It’s a real shock.“Why would she want to leave such a prestigious job so soon?”
A Kensington Palace source told the Mail: “Melissa is a hugely talented person.
“She played a pivotal role in the success of the Royal Wedding.
“She will be missed by everyone in the Royal Household.”
Kensington Palace declined to comment on the PA's departure.
Meghan’s former agent, Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, said Meghan was ruthless with her attention and her priorities in the weeks and months before the Royal Wedding.
She was “picky”, with both her clothes and her colleagues, and instantly dismissed those who did not share her “vision”.
The PA’s resignation comes amid claims the Queen warned Prince Harry about Meghan's "difficult" attitude after a row over what tiara she could wear on her big day.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1043419/meghan-markle-news-meghan-markle-personal-assistant-quits-royal-family-latest
This PA was there from the beginning that helped with the wedding and with Meghan's family dram. Amy' been around that long.

There's concern that Samantha Cohen will leave also. I hope she does.  8)
Safety fears for Meghan Markle - security on hyper alert
Palace officials are also keen to retain Meghan's acting private secretary Samantha Cohen, who is due to leave royal service this month, following a six-month stint to see the Duchess through her earliest engagements.  :cookie:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1040662/Meghan-markle-prince-harry-duchess-sussex-royal-news-buckingham-palace


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on November 10, 2018, 05:23:17 pm
Wonder what was so 'pivotal' about her role.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on November 10, 2018, 05:36:08 pm
She doesn't appear to have been a senior staffer, whoever 'Melissa' might have been. And it's odd that Eden created a headline about this chick supposedly quitting, and didn't even give her surname.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on November 10, 2018, 05:37:47 pm
If the tantrum is true it says more about Harry than Meghan imo. He sounds entitled and petulant. And he chose someone that likes that...


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on November 10, 2018, 07:26:09 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8xt5BGegj8&start_radio=1&list=RDC8xt5BGegj8

Finally, her ways with staff are being exposed and GOOD. If she thinks the RF is going to go to bat for her, the classic outsider and pushy self-centred foreigner, she is maybe not as smart as she thinks. But then again, they are the only ones pushing back against her because it's obvious Harry is too weak to stand up for the staff. Shame on him.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: HRHOlya on November 10, 2018, 09:12:33 pm
The Times confirming the story...

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061239597684981760?s=19

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061245578292674565?s=19

If anyone can copy the valentine low tweets, thank you. The times will not publish this unless 100% sure and Harry seems to be at fault too.

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061241954426609664?s=19
https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061264457433784321?s=19

https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061267224663650304?s=19

Maybe confirming it is Eugenie tiara. This also gives us another view on the pregnancy announcement, was it done in revenge? Sad if it is true because Eugenie and Harry had a good relationship and both Yorks had great relations with his previos gf. Another poster said that Maybe Meghan was shown this but then they told her no. It is another alternative on why Harry had a tantrum so maybe there was a mistake. But Im very sure Eugenie jad her tiara chosen way before.

Also it is funny to me because Megha doesnt suit emeralds imo. Her diamond one suits her much better.

Copy Valentine's tweets like this?
"I received separate, independent evidence that he was right. Questions remain: how much was Harry being a pain, rather than her? Why was a tiara offered, then withdrawn? And which one?"
https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061241954426609664?s=19

"All valid questions. And it is interesting that Eugenie wore a Russian-inspired tiara, with emeralds."
https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061264457433784321?s=19

"If you read my copy carefully, you will see I am unspecific as to who had the tantrum. I talk about the couple pressing the issue, with Harry leading the charge. It is sexist to assume that it is the woman who had the tantrum."
https://twitter.com/valentinelow/status/1061267224663650304?s=19

So.. Who's worse? The Cambs or the Ssexes? Staff quitting like that is no good and if the Times confirms the story, then it's true.

Bill & Haz may have been well behaved as teens?, but actually we have countless stories of Bill being a terror as kid and as adult and of Haz also being difficult.
Now Murky spreading her Hollywood-glamour-diva bs.

That tiara story had my jaw on the floor, that M would demand one is beyond me. I think the refusal was bs, as in "Russian/ unknown provenance" because firstly the WInds now 100% a provenance, secondly Liz was very nervous on her 1st visit to Russia and wearing Russian jewels (acquired by her grandmother from Russian royals and nobles in exile at a pittance) but it was well received and the Russian jewels have been worn for ever without problem.
I think it was about the iara Eug wore on her wedding and Liz was kinda sticking it that way to H&M, maybe Eug also had 1st dibs on a tiara over Murky and chose that one so it was off limits to Murky and H&M threw a strop. They should be lucky, because the one Murky wore was more spectacular than the small Cartier Waity got.

Sorry to go to the tiara story, but I am catching up with threads and as it was brought up and it fits with the staff story too.

The Winds seem very very difficult. :ick:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on November 10, 2018, 10:01:00 pm
Think MeAgain became Bridezilla and demanded something that wasn't hers to demand at all. She pitched a fit, ran crying to Harry and of course being the wimp he is, tried to change the situation but got in turn a lecture to cool it.  :bored:

If somebody is causing a toxic situation in an workplace and not reigned in, they are going to send good people running for the hills. Harry and MeAgain are toxic together.  :bored:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 11, 2018, 02:31:05 am
Meghan and Prince Harry have lost THREE close aides since the royal wedding as private secretary follows her predecessor out of the door after personal assistant quit after just six months
he Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry have lost three major palace aides since the Duchess joined the Royal Family just six months ago.

Richard Eden of the Daily Mail confirmed yesterday the news of the latest aide to quit.   

A source from Kensington Palace said: 'It's a real shock,  why would she want to leave such a prestigious job so soon?'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6376041/Meghan-Prince-Harry-lost-THREE-close-aides-royal-wedding.html

Does it really count with Sam since  KP said Sam will only be with megs for a short time


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on November 11, 2018, 02:39:34 am
^imo, yes because she could’ve stayed longer if it was worthwhile. I think her leaving will be huge in that she was appointed the position by the queen for the few months and others will definitely follow.

One Palace aide said: 'To lose one member of the household could happen to anyone. To lose three in a few months is starting to look like a stampede.'   
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6376041/Meghan-Prince-Harry-lost-THREE-close-aides-royal-wedding.html#comments-6376041


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on November 11, 2018, 04:19:24 am
Nobody knows who Melissa is. She is not listed among the senior aides at KP.

It was stated by KP  that Samantha Cohen would only be employed in a guiding role for about six months.

When ELF left as Harry's assistant recently it was long expected. For about a year before he actually resigned there were rumours that he was going to due to his wife's poor health.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on November 11, 2018, 06:40:29 am
Quote
The Winds seem very very difficult. ick
Undiagnosed and untreated borderline difficult imo.

If the household environment is good and stable staff wouldn't have to cite personal reasons or better options when they run for the hills. If less than 6 months of working for the Sucks excesses people can't stand it no more, it's clear that one of them is very difficult. Possibly the new one in the office cause before that people were staying with KP for decades.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on November 11, 2018, 04:06:59 pm
The article's been expanded.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6376041/Meghan-Prince-Harry-lost-THREE-close-aides-royal-wedding.html


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on November 11, 2018, 04:48:01 pm
Nobody knows who Melissa is. She is not listed among the senior aides at KP.

It was stated by KP  that Samantha Cohen would only be employed in a guiding role for about six months.

When ELF left as Harry's assistant recently it was long expected. For about a year before he actually resigned there were rumours that he was going to due to his wife's poor health.

Apparently she didn't want to stick around to get a promotion, which says a lot about the atmosphere of where she was working.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: HRHOlya on November 11, 2018, 05:03:59 pm
I wouldn't count Sam as she was supposed to stay for short, but windsor2 has a point saying yes because she could've stayed longer if it was worthwhile..

3 pepole quitting in less than a year since the establishment of their household is very noteworthy and speaks volumes. Just wow.

People would generally quit the Cambs household also quite quickly, but I'm not sure 3 at once ever left. I remember the gardener & his wife, some cook? It loos like the Ssexes are more difficult than the Cambs :think:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: LadyLaura on November 11, 2018, 05:14:36 pm
This couple sounds like a nightmare.
makes chablis and cheese toast pale in comparison
:Carole:.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on November 11, 2018, 05:23:27 pm
The cambs had problems with staff at anmer. The housekeeper and husband left quockly.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on November 11, 2018, 05:43:45 pm
This couple sounds like a nightmare.
makes chablis and cheese toast pale in comparison
:Carole:.

 :tehe:

Who's there to wait on MeAgain if there is no staff? Guess Harry is taking the brunt.  :Kate:  :whereru: :screaming: :weird:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on November 12, 2018, 08:16:39 pm
Royal DISASTER! Three of Meghan and Prince Harry’s top aides QUIT in just six months

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.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1044006/Meghan-Markle-news-Prince-Harry-Royal-Kensington-Palace

She must've quite after the tour and stayed in Oz. Amy's likely Melissa.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on November 13, 2018, 05:45:35 pm
Harry and Meghan want interim private secretary nicknamed 'Samantha the Panther' to become a permanent part of their household - following high-level departures among their staff
* Samantha Cohen is acting as the Sussexes' private secretary on an interim basis
* Cohen, nicknamed 'Samantha the Panther', previously worked for the Queen
* Harry and Meghan are reportedly keen for Cohen to become a permanent aide
* Comes after Prince Harry's private secretary left following five years of service
* A personal assistant to the couple also quit suddenly, it was revealed last week
The Queen's former assistant private secretary Samantha Cohen is acting as Harry and Meghan's joint private secretary on a temporary basis as staff work to fill the role left vacant by Edward Lane Fox, who left this summer following five years of service.

However parents-to-be Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, have reportedly struck up a rapport with Australian-born Cohen, affectionately nicknamed 'Samantha the Panther', and want her to stay on in the position full-time, it is reported.

'They are aware that they have lost some key staff members in recent months, but they really like Sam and want her to stay on,' a source told Katie Nicholl at Vanity Fair.

Cohen, 49, has been a trusted aide of the royals for 17 years, described as 'deeply committed to serving the monarchy' and was given the task of preparing Meghan for her life as a royal earlier this year.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6385157/Harry-Meghan-want-Samantha-Panther-permanent-household.html

Didn’t she already quit? What’s the point of staying past the 6 months that the queen requested? There’s no job satisfaction working for those two. What work have they done as a couple that would require a woman of Samantha’s experience?



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on November 13, 2018, 05:53:20 pm
That personal assistant who left was Melissa Crow. She used to work for Madonna years ago and there was some sort of falling out between them. Law suit?  She is American, was pretty low on the totem pole at KP and certainly wasn't the closest aide to Meghan in spite of tabloid speculation that she was. Amy Pethergill (Assistant Private Sec) is.

https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/172777/Madonna-s-former-assistant-pleads-with-fans-over-memorabilia


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on November 14, 2018, 12:05:30 am
The Murks is a true control freak and they are difficult to work for as I have had/am having the experience. No surprise there about her.  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 14, 2018, 01:54:16 am
I truly think Harry is incapable of managing his own staff and I think Meg is an unholy terror; Meg just loves to dish out mistreatment and Harry is too stupid to see that letting his office be left to their own devices is an invitation to chaos. I think it's run in a hipster fashion, with the two dolts playing at being pals with their staff until they suddenly decide on whim to assert themselves. As inconsistent as any company run by people who they themselves have never been employees.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on November 14, 2018, 02:09:20 am
Interesting since this article and the leak prior to the emgargo being lifted of the photos with Charles playing at happy family with his sons, wives, and kids and Camilla, the blogs have been quiet. The ast time this happened, Meghan announced she was pregnant, so maybe sommethng interesting's coming like Samantha not wanting to stay on. That'll be a major smack to the Sussexes, so I;m hopping that will be the case.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on November 27, 2018, 01:51:24 am
Revealed: Meghan Markle aide who quit after just six months is French woman Melissa Touabti, 39, who worked 'happily' for Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field
When the Diary disclosed earlier this month that the Duchess of Sussex's closest aide had quit suddenly, no one was more surprised than friends of the pop star Robbie Williams.
For I can reveal that Meghan Markle's personal assistant previously worked happily for the former Take That star.
Her name, which was previously given only as 'Melissa', is Melissa Touabti, a 39-year-old French woman.
'Robbie Williams is a lively character, but she worked for him longer than she worked for Meghan,' a pal tells me.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6431449/Aide-sensationally-quit-Meghan-Markles-assistant-worked-Robbie-Williams.html

Look at Wills trying very hard not to laugh during the 'wedding'.  :tehe:  
https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/preview/mol/2018/05/19/8017889752365511832/636x382_MP4_8017889752365511832.mp4

Comment:
EU erster Fan, Lissabon, Germany, 5 minutes ago
This delusional second rate actress now thinks she can do whatever she wants and everybody around her be treated as servants.
Real News Always, Canberra, Australia, 5 minutes ago
Harry likes to have fun and was very impulsive. Now he's got a bit part actress who's sidelined her own family to reinvent herself. She takes no prisoners including three assistants in 6 months. His impulsive behaviour has now backfired and this will cost millions to fix.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on November 27, 2018, 01:58:41 am
That look redeems him a bit in my eyes. A tiny bit, of course.  lol


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 27, 2018, 02:32:08 pm
^^  Yes, finally, the assistant Megs ran off is identified.  And she is a Somebody!   Not some little chick off the street who didn't know what's what -- rather a Frenchwoman who knows a sewer rat when she sees one. 

I so do hope that she will write a book.



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on November 27, 2018, 02:34:46 pm
Robbie Williams is a piece of work and yet worse, apparently, than Sparkles?  That's quite a testimony.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Val on November 27, 2018, 02:46:39 pm
^^

Allegedly didn’t want to get involved with things discussed in the Members section!!


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on November 27, 2018, 02:54:18 pm
who didn't want to discuss things in the member's section


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on November 27, 2018, 06:26:08 pm
Pictured: Meghan Markle's aide who quit just six months after the Royal Wedding - as friends say she 'loved' working for Robbie Williams
* Melissa Touabti left her role as Meghan Markle's PA shortly after the Royal wedding
* The 39-year-old, from France, had to deal with the traumatic build-up to the big day
* She also previously worked for Robbie Williams and Ayda Field, who she loved working for, according to friends
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6434433/Pictured-Meghan-Markles-aide-quit-just-six-months.html
Comment:
Clarissa bow 123, Nowhere, New Zealand, 11 minutes ago
It's obvious that her nauseating fawning , hand on her chest , lil ole me thing is an act.What should be made public is Meghan ms american tax issues. And her cook book of dubious links.  :thumbsup:

Why did she leave Ribbie’s employ and end up with Meghan? That should be the next article in this saga and exactly why she left; what Meghan did that she suddenly quit.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on November 27, 2018, 06:31:36 pm
They could live this woman alone.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 27, 2018, 06:52:40 pm
the ex-PA better watch out


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 27, 2018, 07:59:52 pm
^  Why?


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on November 27, 2018, 08:27:37 pm
^No clue.  What I do know is that she could wave buh-bye to being a PA for life if she wrote a tell-all.  Too bad she’s not American and protected to speak up.  Ah well.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 27, 2018, 09:34:53 pm
just watch out for Meghan fans they love to attack any and everyone who dares not bow down to meg .they will go on the PA SM accounts and threating her they did it to a journalist

were the Kate fans this bad at first?


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on November 27, 2018, 09:40:27 pm
I dont remember them like that. In fact journos on twitter told a lot of info.

To Camilla Tominey they are telling her she will end up like her mother (an alcoholic).


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 27, 2018, 10:01:23 pm
^^ AH, I see.  Well, the way I understood it, Melissa was so harshly treated by Her Nibs, Miss Markle, that she was thinking about taking legal action.  The BRF then gave her public kudos and probably a nice payout, in order to avoid legal action which they knew would be true and would cause a huge stink in the media.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on December 02, 2018, 12:05:07 am
'IT BECAME TOO MUCH' Meghan Markle’s personal assistant ‘quit after being reduced to tears by Duchess of Sussex’s demands’
MEGHAN Markle’s PA quit after the royal's demands reduced her to tears, according to sources.
The French assistant who played a "pivotal role in the success of the Royal Wedding" ditched the plum appointment after "putting up with a lot".
A source told the Mirror: “Her job was highly ­pressurised and in the end it became too much. She put up with quite a lot. Meghan put a lot of demands on her and it ended up with her in tears.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7877040/meghan-markle-personal-assistant-quit-crying/
The hits just keep coming.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 02, 2018, 12:28:42 am
Meg has no excuse to mistreat staff; her job is not demanding and it is not more than showing up and cutting ribbons. I do know that Meg is also someone who clearly is unaware that no one takes her 'position' as seriously as she does. There is no reason for there to be so much 'pressure' mainly since the position is not demanding.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on December 02, 2018, 02:19:29 am
Meghan Markle's personal assistant handed in her notice after the royal 'left her in tears with her demands', it is claimed
* Melissa Toubati resigned after working with Meghan Markle for just six months
* A source said it had been easier for them to go their separate ways
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6451005/Meghan-Markles-left-personal-assistant-tears.html


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sanka on December 02, 2018, 03:36:59 am
Meg has no excuse to mistreat staff; her job is not demanding and it is not more than showing up and cutting ribbons. I do know that Meg is also someone who clearly is unaware that no one takes her 'position' as seriously as she does. There is no reason for there to be so much 'pressure' mainly since the position is not demanding.

I agree Kuei Fei. That is just rude to mistreat staff. If MM had not married PH then she would still be a minor actress and not famous.

The amount of stories coming out show MM's true personality and it is not very pretty.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 02, 2018, 05:34:37 am

I am dead sure that she's livid that the UN isn't hiring her for a better position and I'm sure she's struggling with the fact that despite her obvious successful manipulation of Prince Harry, the rest of the BRF isn't bending over and letting her upend their lives. Thing is, I kind of understand that she would think the UN would hand her a position due to her marriage, but the world has changed since Diana died and celebs are no longer as revered as they used to be. She could have built on that minor position if she had kept it, but no, she wanted to pretend that she was being forced to give up her self created charities and UN position because of her impending marriage. That wasn't true and I secretly think that the BRF was ticked that their one link to the UN was cut off. It's a pity she chose not to just hold on to it and go from there. Yet I digress. With all that is going on in the world, the views of a dolt actress turned minor royal is in fact something that no one has any time for anymore. In fact, I daresay that everyone is fed up with celebrity meddling.

Meghan Markle's personal assistant handed in her notice after the royal 'left her in tears with her demands', it is claimed
* Melissa Toubati resigned after working with Meghan Markle for just six months
* A source said it had been easier for them to go their separate ways
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6451005/Meghan-Markles-left-personal-assistant-tears.html

I worked once as a teen with a fellow teen who took her job way too seriously; we worked together at a fashion store in a small town and she really started to go after me. It was too much and I just couldn't handle it. The way she got worked up, one would think we were working at NASA, not at a small little fashion store. I believe Meg is getting way too worked up so often mainly since she's having troubles coping with the fact that her much vaunted vision for the monarchy is never going to happen. She has married into the ultimate glass ceiling and I wager that her attempts to change things has met with a stone cold wall of refusal and she is clearly at a point where her ambition is not at all finding release and she's going crazy and taking it out on other people. THis is inexcusable and I am glad her assistant is walking away and I hope into a better job.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on December 02, 2018, 03:43:41 pm
Those ego issues can get you every time.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on December 09, 2018, 03:50:22 am
Meghan Markle to lose SECOND close aide after private secretary Samantha 'The Panther' announces she will leave after the royal baby is born as rumours continue to grow of a 'Duchess Difficult'
* Samantha Cohen, 50, has served the royal family for 17 years but is set to leave
* She's the personal secretary for Harry and Meghan but will leave role in spring
* Her resignation comes amid rumours that the Duchess is difficult to work under
* Ms Cohen was tasked with teaching Meghan the intricacies of the royal family
Ms Cohen is believed to have joined Harry and Meghan's household on an interim basis in early 2018.

The Duchess is reported to have been keen to hire her permanently - but Ms Cohen is not thought to have been keen on the idea.

Reported in the Sunday Times, a source close to Meghan said: 'Sam will be a huge loss.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6475701/Meghan-Markle-lose-SECOND-close-aide-private-secretary-announces-leave.html
It's a revolving door as no one wants to work with her. Now I'm waiting for Amy to be the next one to leave.  :cookie:

Comments:
KSL, Brighton, United Kingdom, 2 minutes ago
Harry must go into private life or divorce the griller.
Mattthemutt, Mars, Mauritania, 6 minutes ago
This fake ruthless rude heartless woman is not fit to represent the queen or the UK. Calling her trailer trash is too kind.
annjalenna, Rockville, United States, 3 minutes ago
I am in complete agreement with you. Does Meghan not realize who supports her? She is dragging the RF down into the gutter and it shocks me that the Brits are not up in arms about it. She is not worthy of her position at all. She doesn't need to be a duchess to write a cookbook help out in a soup kitchen and discuss women in education!!! Get rid of her already.
Coolfool, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 7 minutes ago
Harry, alarm bells ring,are you listening?


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on December 09, 2018, 04:04:48 am
So it wasn't THREE aides resigning one after the other in September was it Daily Fail, as you so gleefully reported weeks ago?

Samantha resigned from BP and the Queen's staff last year, following Sir Christopher Geidt's resignation. She was part of the BP shakeup that was reportedly the result of Charles and his staff at CH butting heads with Geidt.

She was then asked by the Queen if she would, as an interim measure, go to KP as Private Secretary to assist Meghan, a newcomer, in her Royal life. It was reported at the time that it was an interim measure (NOT permanent), following ELF's departure due to his wife's ill health.

Samantha's not going immediately. It will take place after the Sussex baby is born in the Spring (March/April) and will probably coincide with the KP offices being split. Samantha will probably get a job in private commerce somewhere.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on December 09, 2018, 12:01:03 pm
Keep trying to pretend that the Murks is not difficult.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: meememe on December 09, 2018, 12:50:59 pm
So it wasn't THREE aides resigning one after the other in September was it Daily Fail, as you so gleefully reported weeks ago?

Samantha resigned from BP and the Queen's staff last year, following Sir Christopher Geidt's resignation. She was part of the BP shakeup that was reportedly the result of Charles and his staff at CH butting heads with Geidt.

She was then asked by the Queen if she would, as an interim measure, go to KP as Private Secretary to assist Meghan, a newcomer, in her Royal life. It was reported at the time that it was an interim measure (NOT permanent), following ELF's departure due to his wife's ill health.

Samantha's not going immediately. It will take place after the Sussex baby is born in the Spring (March/April) and will probably coincide with the KP offices being split. Samantha will probably get a job in private commerce somewhere.

The earlier story was THREE aides leaving and one of them was Samantha. No time frame was given for when they would leave - just that they were leaving. In most jobs people have to give a minimum amount of notice (and in royal circles the higher the position the longer the time required if a person decides to leave prior to the end of their contract) so giving six months notice wouldn't be unusual for a person at her level while a lower level staffer may be able to get away with a month or two. They don't just leave and have a new person come in. There will be a month or more of hand-over time in which time they will train their successor.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on December 09, 2018, 12:57:16 pm
So meememe any good theory on the Meghan leaks?  :cookie:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on December 09, 2018, 02:44:08 pm
I bet you that 6 months on medical leave is very easy to arrange with a little bit of willingness to not deal any longrt with Murks.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on December 09, 2018, 03:00:55 pm
Samantha Cohen's post was an interim one and she remains at KP and probably will be there in March/April as she has to train up her replacement as ELF did with her.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: SouthernBelle on December 09, 2018, 11:48:14 pm
This narcissistic chick will hasten the implosion of the BRF.  HM should have forbidden Harry to marry her. 


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 10, 2018, 12:39:30 am
Meghan Markle's personal assistant handed in her notice after the royal 'left her in tears with her demands', it is claimed
* Melissa Toubati resigned after working with Meghan Markle for just six months
* A source said it had been easier for them to go their separate ways
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6451005/Meghan-Markles-left-personal-assistant-tears.html

I truly think that at some point Meg should get put in her place by Charles or HM; this abuse can't continue and Meg needs to be taken to a hospital to deal with her short fuse. I think a huge amount of it comes from her shady past and who knows what kind of antics. The men she's run through to get to where she wanted to go, the things she did to get her big break on Suits and being a briefcase girl (you don't get in by being able to recite philosophical theory and proving that she knows physics), and having to do who knows what just to be able to live with a man and avoid homelessness. I do not think her boyfriends encouraged her to be chaste.

This level of having such a short fuse is indicative of serious emotional problems brought on by who knows what, issues that should have been dealt with during the engagement period.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: AnaBolena on December 10, 2018, 02:49:55 pm
IMHO they need to be completely rid of this woman.  She’s shown herself what she is.

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. - Da Vinci

We all have been shown by her.



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on December 10, 2018, 04:15:14 pm
I have yet to see one redeeming quality in this woman.  ^How wise was, and is, da Vinci.  Her moral compass is so broken that it's bordering on repulsive for me.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on December 11, 2018, 02:29:19 am
There was a duchess named Murks
who treated her staff like a jerk
The Queen finally stepped in
Reprimanded her of her sin
and now she has lost some good perks


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 11, 2018, 03:09:31 am
I have yet to see one redeeming quality in this woman.  ^How wise was, and is, da Vinci.  Her moral compass is so broken that it's bordering on repulsive for me.

You know, you're right; you're completely right. Throughout her entire life, she seems not to have done one decent thing.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on December 11, 2018, 01:12:39 pm
I have yet to see one redeeming quality in this woman.  ^How wise was, and is, da Vinci.  Her moral compass is so broken that it's bordering on repulsive for me.

Exactly - she rubs me the wrong way and I can sense a phony, unauthentic and nasty person miles away.  :thumbsup: Nothing sincere or selfless about her - at all. Every action is done to draw attention to herself.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on December 11, 2018, 03:40:02 pm
Well she did adopt two rescue dogs....just left one behind. So one good deed..


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 13, 2019, 03:14:18 am
DITCHING THE DUCHESS Meghan Markle’s female bodyguard quits after less than a year — that’s her third aide to leave in two months
MEGHAN’S female bodyguard has quit after less than a year, it was revealed last night.

The cop, who has never been named for security reasons, is her third close aide to leave in a little over two months.
It comes weeks before Meghan and her husband Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are due to move into Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle ahead of the birth of their first child.

The bodyguard, who is thought to hold the rank of inspector, was pictured leaping into action during a security scare in a market in Fiji in October.

She had replaced Sgt Bill Renshaw, Harry’s long-standing head of security, who retired after more than 30 years in the force.

But she has now quit after being in the job for only about six months, according to The Sunday Times.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8181816/meghan-markle-female-bodyguard-quits/


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on January 13, 2019, 07:06:21 am
Meghan Markle hit by ANOTHER RESIGNATION - Duchess could lose third aide in six months

However, there is now speculation surrounding Meghan’s rumoured personality clash with the protection officer, according to the Sunday Times.

A source told the paper Meghan’s desire to be seen as “one of the people” has challenged her team.

They said: “Unlike someone who has grown up in the royal family and has been used to having close protection from an early age, it can be constraining.

“Even though she was a famous actress, she could still do what she wanted in the way of getting around freely.

“But in her current role she can’t go anywhere without her protection team, and that’s a massive constraining force on an individual like her.”

The bodyguard, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been described as “brilliant” by her fellow colleagues and is said to be moving away from her job in the Metropolitan Police.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1071348/meghan-markle-duchess-sussex-news-bodyguard-resign-six-month

So much for her being a champion for women.. This is the 3rd woman that has left; the personal assistant, Samantha Cohen and now protection officer.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on January 13, 2019, 10:55:52 am

In the article it states that this woman is not only leaving the Royal Protection Squad but Scotland Yard and the London Metropolitan Police Force. So it appears she has made a decision to leave police work behind altogether, hardly something to hold Meghan responsible for.

And Samantha Cohen, the interim Private Secretary appointed when ELF left, is still employed at KP, until at least March.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on January 13, 2019, 01:31:06 pm
Meghan's bodyguard to quit after just six months in the job - weeks after her PA walked out - as protection officers 'find the Duchess's wish to be "one of the people" challenging'
The highly regarded inspector was the first woman to have held such a key role in keeping members of the Royal Family safe.

She played a critical role in whisking Meghan away from a crowded market in Fiji following security concerns.

But last night, after about only six months in the position, it was reported that she is resigning from Scotland Yard.

Last night, sources said that the inspector, who is not being named, is leaving the Metropolitan Police. Insiders say that although she had not clashed with Meghan, it has been challenging for personal protection officers to accommodate her wish to be seen as ‘one of the people’.

Last night, sources said that the inspector, who is not being named, is leaving the Metropolitan Police. Insiders say that although she had not clashed with Meghan, it has been challenging for personal protection officers to accommodate her wish to be seen as ‘one of the people’.

It comes after Meghan was said to be feeling 'miserable' in her new role as duchess while Harry is 'racked with guilt'.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6586135/Meghans-bodyguard-quit-just-six-months-job.html

It’s the top article on the FM site now. The situation seems suspect that she’s leaving the police force altogether. Why take on such a responsibility onlyvto leave 2 months later unless she was asked to leave.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on January 13, 2019, 02:00:45 pm
^There are very few reasons to leave the force after a two month assignment.  Fatally ill, won the lottery or received a huge "bonus". I'd add getting married/moving or fired for misbehavior but they'd have announced that.  Didn't happen.  I'll go with the paid off.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on January 13, 2019, 02:53:02 pm
I'm going to guess that Megan is a wretched creature to work for


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: HRHOlya on January 13, 2019, 04:35:22 pm
The Cambs's staff used to leave quickly, but nothing ever this bad. It's like there's a revolving door at the Ssex's house.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sandy on January 13, 2019, 06:20:14 pm
I wish Colin Campbell could be left out of these articles as a "source". She was never a confidante of Diana. She made up stories. She even cribbed from Kitty Kelly's book the royals.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on January 13, 2019, 09:08:11 pm
No one seems to want to work for M.... could the rumors that she's short fused and disrespectful be true?


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on January 13, 2019, 09:37:56 pm
This Telegraph article reaffirms that this police officer is leaving KP on good terms with the Sussexes and for reasons unconnected with them. If it was to do with Meghan and Harry then she would just have asked for a transfer. In fact she's leaving the police force altogether (maybe to do high level security work for London firms or banks as a lot of police on her level do, or to try something new, or for private reasons.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2019/01/13/duchess-sussexs-female-bodyguard-leaves-less-year/


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on January 13, 2019, 10:13:19 pm
Too many excuses but people keep quitting on M. "Good terms" most likely means a huge "stay mum after you leave" package.. 8)

High staff turnover is a tell tale sign that the employers are not worth it no matter the price.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 13, 2019, 10:21:20 pm
No one seems to want to work for M.... could the rumors that she's short fused and disrespectful be true?

I think she treat her employees like Meryl Streep does to her employees on The Devil Wears Prada. Cavalier, insulting, comes into her office expecting everyone to scurry away and I'm sure she has verbally abused staff.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sanka on January 14, 2019, 12:45:15 am
The articles keep indicating that she is leaving the police force. However, I would question a high turnover of highly qualified staff in such a short period of time.



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on January 14, 2019, 01:02:54 am
^I keep wondering why someone would take a high level job like that if they were going to leave the force in a month or two.  Nobody makes those decisions lightly or overnight, barring a crisis.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 14, 2019, 01:43:04 am
^^ I am convinced it is not something completely unrelated with the difficulty of working for MM.
Servant stock-turned-queen over night is hardly ever good news.
People with chips on the shoulder who manage to catapult themselves to great heights are very unlikely to know how to employ their newly found power in relation to their subordinates.

I would not at all be shocked to know she treats everyone below her like a diva. This is what people like her do when given the chance. That's to be expected.   


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sandy on January 14, 2019, 01:49:31 am
I don't think Meghan is "servant stock." And I also don't think necessarily being a "servant" is a disgraceful thing or should be looked down upon, it is  a way of earning money and people can do this to support themselves. "Servants" of rich people probably do well financially in any case.

She won't be a Queen and she will never turn Queen.




Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on January 14, 2019, 07:39:30 am
^^ Rumor has it that she's been rude and disrespectful to staff on Suits too.

^ If the rumor of M being a soho house girl is true then "servant stock" fits right in and not in a good way. Other than that I agree, an honest living is honorable.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on January 14, 2019, 01:56:31 pm
^I keep wondering why someone would take a high level job like that if they were going to leave the force in a month or two.  Nobody makes those decisions lightly or overnight, barring a crisis.

Exactly - these choices are weeks if not months in the making. Thinking Ole Megs is not being agreeable and listening to the instructions that she needs to follow for her own safety, etc. There has be some co-operation and she doesn't get that other people need to do their work - how disagreeable it would be to work for a narc.  :spy:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sandy on January 14, 2019, 02:04:16 pm
This is all based on rumors.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: marion on January 14, 2019, 02:51:11 pm
No smoke without fire


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sandy on January 14, 2019, 02:51:41 pm
There have been stories retracted.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 14, 2019, 03:06:54 pm
I have read that the protection service for Megs was horrified at her going rogue -- sashaying up to Michelle Obama without clearance from Secret Service or British Protection -- decided hours before the fashion award event  that she was going and informed her staff to bring a car around, and the event at the school where she was just sitting there with her notebook, etc.  Protection officers cannot protect if their clients are pulling stuff like this.  They have to prepare and plan.  No wonder this woman -- who looked very professional and capable -- walked away.  I'm sure she was given a nice severance.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sandy on January 14, 2019, 03:20:13 pm
Doesn't Michelle have her own security? I imagine she does. They would or should have stopped someone from going rogue pronto.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 14, 2019, 03:37:04 pm
Admittedly Michelle has her own staff and does cooperate, but thing is, I believe Meg refuses to cooperate and adhere to mapped out security procedures by her staff. US Secret Security isn't responsible for Meg, MI6 assigned officers are and if Meg isn't cooperating, no wonder her officers are quitting. She has no business treating people assigned to keep her safe like flunkies and she has no business derailing agreed security arrangements.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on January 14, 2019, 05:52:10 pm
Don't think a lot of seasoned, British professionals are going to take too well to this charmless and self-important gold-digger. Yes, they are professionals, but they no doubt how their own private views about her ways and yes, the number of people leaving in such a short period of time is very telling.  :akasha:



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sandy on January 14, 2019, 06:01:56 pm
I don't get why she's called a gold digger. Why not apply the same to less wealthy people like jack who marry into the RF? So Kate, Mike, Camilla, Jack should all be accused of this to be fair.



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 14, 2019, 06:05:01 pm
Meghan Markle Is 'Gutted' by Sudden Departure of Her Bodyguard: Source

The personal protection office who has been helped guard Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the first months of their married life is leaving the service.

The bodyguard is understood to be leaving the Metropolitan Police, which runs the diplomatic and royalty protection squad, for personal reasons — and not because of any issue with Meghan and Harry, PEOPLE understands.

Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said by friends to be sad that she is leaving. “The Duchess is gutted — so the officer is also upset as she didn’t want to leave the team,” a source tells PEOPLE.

https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-is-gutted-by-sudden-departure-of-her-bodyguard-source/


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sandy on January 14, 2019, 06:08:28 pm
so it was not voluntary that she left?


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on January 14, 2019, 07:15:09 pm
Meghan Markle Is 'Gutted' by Sudden Departure of Her Bodyguard: Source

The personal protection office who has been helped guard Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the first months of their married life is leaving the service.

The bodyguard is understood to be leaving the Metropolitan Police, which runs the diplomatic and royalty protection squad, for personal reasons — and not because of any issue with Meghan and Harry, PEOPLE understands.

Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said by friends to be sad that she is leaving. “The Duchess is gutted — so the officer is also upset as she didn’t want to leave the team,” a source tells PEOPLE.

https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-is-gutted-by-sudden-departure-of-her-bodyguard-source/

According to People, THE American tabloid. Well, next to the Enquirer.  :bored: Yes, I am sure she is just shaken to the core -how could anybody possibly EVER want to leave her?  :sly:  :-


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 14, 2019, 07:43:37 pm
The People source was probably Megs trying to do damage control.   :bouncy:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sandy on January 14, 2019, 08:33:23 pm
Meghan Markle Is 'Gutted' by Sudden Departure of Her Bodyguard: Source

The personal protection office who has been helped guard Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the first months of their married life is leaving the service.

The bodyguard is understood to be leaving the Metropolitan Police, which runs the diplomatic and royalty protection squad, for personal reasons — and not because of any issue with Meghan and Harry, PEOPLE understands.

Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said by friends to be sad that she is leaving. “The Duchess is gutted — so the officer is also upset as she didn’t want to leave the team,” a source tells PEOPLE.

https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-is-gutted-by-sudden-departure-of-her-bodyguard-source/

According to People, THE American tabloid. Well, next to the Enquirer.  :bored: Yes, I am sure she is just shaken to the core -how could anybody possibly EVER want to leave her?  :sly:  :-

People has an editor of royal news who is a staunch royalist. They do crib things from UK newspapers though.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: camilapitanga on January 15, 2019, 01:40:34 am
From what i undersatood this women left coz she wants to retire from being a cop, security.
Still i find it weird that so many reports about people leaving theyre team...if all the reports are true something very strange happens.IMHO i dont think its coz of Meghan.It would be very stupid of her to be mean to people working with her just like be mean, fight with kate as was sugested.

I do believe something goes on behind curtains i just dont believe its meghan being a *female dog*.She may be many things but stupid she isnt.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Rosella on January 15, 2019, 02:05:11 am
The police officer reportedly left the police force altogether. It's a high powered job and many get burned out by it all. The RPOs don't work with any particular Royal any more. In fact they work in rotation with different ones, something apparently the Queen wasn't happy with last year. They aren't 'employed' by any royals, unless they are private security like the Yorkies' team, which is paid for by Prince Andrew.

Edward Lane Fox (Harry's Private Secretary) reportedly retired because of his wife's health. That was signalled for months, back in 2017. He finally left in July 2018. Samantha Cohen was appointed interim PS in his place for a period of six months. She is still at KP. So the only one who left unexpectedly (and we don't know the reasons) was PR assistant Melissa.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on January 15, 2019, 09:01:53 am
High staff turnover is a red flag for poor leadership.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: SouthernBelle on January 15, 2019, 07:13:04 pm
Or ridiculous demands on the part of the boss. 


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on January 18, 2019, 08:59:43 pm
Hot new press secretary  :flirt:
Meghan's business lunch: Duchess heads to restaurant with her new right-hand man after Kensington Palace hires ex-Brexit speechwriter to take on the challenging role of deputy press secretary
* Christian Jones worked with David Davis during his time as the Brexit Secretary
* He is now the deputy director of press for Meghan, Harry, William and Catherine
* Role will see him working with journalists and advising royals on media strategy
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6608185/Duchess-heads-restaurant-new-deputy-press-secretary.html
Why’s here name first if he’s there to advise all four of the so called young royals? These pictures are staged as the picture agency’s Backgrid. That’s the agency celebrities call to get their pictures taken.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: CarryingOn on January 18, 2019, 09:27:19 pm
Not to mention why are they at any restaurant together at all.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on January 18, 2019, 09:29:33 pm
Weird. Is this a message?


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 19, 2019, 02:46:29 am
How do paps know to show up at just the right place and right time with such impromptu appearances unless notified ahead of time?

How do people buy into such "happened to be caught on camera" pics? By whom?


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 19, 2019, 05:08:48 pm
Why would she not meet with him at Kensington Palace?   Perhaps because she does not live there and is not allowed on the grounds?   She did not look her usual "look at me" -- she had a slight smug smile, but that is her natural look.   However, she was not stroking her belly and throwing open her coat to shove her belly in the faces of those unfortunate enough to be in her presence, and coyly waving, etc.    so something is up, gang.    :cookie:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: LadyLaura on January 19, 2019, 05:12:19 pm
^ I hope so...and I really hope she isn't indeed allowed on the grounds.
may she stay at the frog pond.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on January 19, 2019, 05:21:39 pm
Or in Cotswots ... but the 2 year lease is up.. :shy:


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on January 19, 2019, 05:38:50 pm
I am not surprised she is meeting  with a new press director as she is the press problem of the so called fab/drab four. Look at the mags out now. I was looking at the US mag with the horrible headlines of her atrocious behavior and a woman  wanted to go by me. I apologized for hogging up the aisle and commented I couldn't help myself from enjoying reading about how she is being trashed. The woman just laughed and laughed on her way to pay. That is how random people think of her... a joke. why at a restaurant? She wants to be seen as the one directing the press for the group.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on January 19, 2019, 07:04:14 pm
It's puzzling why she needs this meeting and why she was alone.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on January 19, 2019, 09:58:58 pm
My guess is that Harry was busy or doesn't do this in public, Kate and William don't do this in public and would never with her. She does do things separately from H now who is doing his own thing more and more.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sandy on January 19, 2019, 10:49:41 pm
I disagree. Harry and Meghan have done many appearances together. And they will of course also have separate engagements.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on January 27, 2019, 02:05:29 am
Her new press man looks exactly like this guy in the video. Another Soho House connection I bet. As the article said, it's perssman as her name came before the real 2 ryals and commoner Waity.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/182333854828/dont-do-drugs-am-sure-its-a-really-strange

Anonymous asked:
It would make sense for brf to hire Christian as a mole on her, and let her believe she has the upper hand. If she thinks she's got him where she wants him, she might give away her cards on account of thinking she's the mastermind that trapped him

Yep…..I agree….Tick Tock….

Anonymous asked:
Skip, Julie here. Agree with GinandChin that certainly looks like a younger version of Christian Jones. So why would you hire someone who knew your past secrets. To get a job with BRF everyone has to sign an NDA. So if it’s someone who knows your past that you want buried, you get them a job and you gets an NDA from someone who may not have signed previously. Also you might be able to use them to gather inside information on PW and Kate and family. Dance with the Devil

I guess why all article say she hired him?  He works for her?  Ownership on her part…..whoops!  Very telling?  I am guessing the BRF know exactly who this guy is….and would also know who’s side he is on!  I bet it’s the Crowns side!  Thank you Julie


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on January 27, 2019, 02:23:25 am
 :flower: timed out.

He source for the above comments: https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/

The viedo seems to be from 2013.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/182334258473/dont-do-drugs-am-sure-its-a-really-strange


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on January 27, 2019, 06:48:21 am
So, the new guy is not that new. How long till we start seeing facial recemblamcy between baby susex and Christian....?


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sandy on January 27, 2019, 03:29:56 pm
No way in hell would Meghan have a child with another man. IMO.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on January 28, 2019, 08:26:02 pm
^Agreed!



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 22, 2019, 04:44:03 pm
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Keep Their Trusted Aide Through the Birth of Their Child
Though the nickname “Duchess Difficult” has been pushed by some media outlets, staff turnover at Kensington Palace might have little to do with Meghan—and “Samantha the Panther” is staying on through the spring.


The unusually high turnover of staff at Kensington Palace has earned the Duchess of Sussex the moniker “Duchess Difficult” in the press, but Vanity Fair has learned that Meghan Markle actually has a loyal following at the Palace, and that the couple’s interim private secretary Samantha Cohen is staying on to help the Sussexes until the birth of their baby this spring.

It was previously reported that Cohen, who has worked for the royal household for 17 years, was to be the latest in a series of sudden high-profile departures. While Cohen will be leaving later this year, she has agreed to stay through the spring in order to support the couple, who are expecting a child in April.

Palace aides say the couple are thrilled that Samantha, who is nicknamed “Samantha the Panther” in royal circles, will be staying on to help them while they find a replacement private secretary. “Sam was always going to be an interim private secretary until the Duke and Duchess found a permanent one,” says a source. “Sam gets on well with Meghan and Harry and she has agreed to stay on and help them until after they have had the baby and found a full time replacement private secretary so that the hand over will be completely seamless.”

The private secretary is a key member of staff whose job includes managing the couple’s diaries, charitable commitments, and official engagements. Harry and Meghan are said to be assiduously searching for the right candidate. Since the royal wedding, the couple have lost a number of key aides including Harry’s former private secretary Edward Lane Fox, his assistant Melissa Touabti—who reportedly left because she couldn’t keep up with the Duchess’s demands—and Meghan’s newly appointed head of security, who left suddenly just months into the job.
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/02/prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-staff-changes


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 09, 2019, 02:08:50 am
Meghan loses her THIRD key Palace aide as her right-hand woman Amy Pickerill will quit


To lose one key aide may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose all of them looks like carelessness.

I can disclose that the Duchess of Sussex’s right-hand woman is to become the latest member of her staff to quit.

Amy Pickerill, who was appointed as Meghan’s assistant private secretary just last year, is to leave her post after the couple move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor this month.

‘Amy is leaving,’ a royal source confirms. ‘It’s very sad for her colleagues, as she is a really popular member of staff.’

The move is a shock as Amy was handpicked to work for Meghan and was tipped to succeed Samantha Cohen, who is due to step down as the Duchess’s private secretary after 17 years with the Royal Family
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6788497/EDEN-CONFIDENTIAL-Meghan-loses-key-Palace-aide.html



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on March 09, 2019, 01:42:43 pm
^funny how  the article came out yesterday but was somewhat hidden. It's not a good look on International Woman' Day to have your senior aid make public that she'll be quitting her employee.  :cookie: So much for empowering women.  :tehe:
The article's updated today and is the top article on the UK section of the DM.  :cookie:

Meghan loses her THIRD key Palace aide in just a few months as Duchess's right-hand woman Amy Pickerill quits and will leave later this month
Amy Pickerill, who was appointed as Meghan’s assistant private secretary just last year, is to leave her post after the couple move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor this month.
The move is a shock as Amy was handpicked to work for Meghan and was tipped to succeed Samantha Cohen, who is due to step down as the Duchess’s private secretary after 17 years with the Royal Family.
It is understood that Amy will be leaving the Royal Household altogether and moving overseas.
A friend of Amy insists she has a warm relationship with Meghan, adding: ‘She has agreed to stay on to help them with the birth of the baby and organise their new household, but will then move on.’
Amy’s departure will mean that all three of the main women working for Meghan will have left in a matter of months.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6788497/EDEN-CONFIDENTIAL-Meghan-loses-key-Palace-aide.html


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on March 09, 2019, 02:55:20 pm
^ They can't run for the hills fast enough, can they



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on March 09, 2019, 03:11:28 pm
Another One Bites the Dust let's just hope they all stay alive


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on March 09, 2019, 11:02:59 pm
Duchess of Sussex is 'very sad' as her most trusted aide Amy Pickerill becomes the fourth member of her team to quit in five months
    Amy Pickerill, had been tipped to become Meghan's next private secretary
    Ms Pickerill is set to leave after the Duchess gives birth, expected next month 
    Sources said: 'Amy and Meghan will stay in touch because they are so close'   :tehe:
The Duchess of Sussex was last night described as ‘very sad’ to be losing her most trusted aide – the fourth member of her team to quit in the past five months.
Sources insisted the split was amicable with Ms Pickerill, 33, moving abroad.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6790665/Duchess-Sussex-sad-trusted-aide-fourth-member-team-quit.html


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: sanka on March 09, 2019, 11:37:58 pm
Yet another staff member leaving. Surely MM must realise that she has something to do with the high turnover.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on March 10, 2019, 03:39:30 am
TALK OF THE TOWN: Duchess of Sussex's former personal assistant lands a new job with the clan which owns Cliveden... the super-posh stately home Meghan stayed at before marrying Harry
After walking out of her job as personal assistant to Meghan Markle (she stayed for just six months), Melissa Touabti has landed a job with one of the richest families in London.
Melissa, 39, has been snapped up by Natalie Livingstone, journalist wife of billionaire Richard Livingstone who owns super-posh stately home Cliveden House.
Melissa is to be weekend nanny for the couple and their three children at their £20million Notting Hill home.
It’s thought Melissa got to know property tycoon Richard when she organised Meghan’s pre-wedding stay at £500-a-night Cliveden before she married Harry in nearby Windsor.
Meanwhile, Prince William’s former private secretary Miguel Head, 40, has left The Firm well and truly behind him, taking up a research post at Harvard University.  :thumbsup:

Comments:
USCowboy, Big Arm, United States, 7 minutes ago
Weekend job as a nanny Friday morning until Monday morning at the beck and call of rich Parents and spoiled rich kids. She thought and decided THAT would be easier than Working 9-5 with Megan! LmaO just How bad is it with MEEEEgies???

YakabakoArram, Beachside, Australia, 11 minutes ago
Cliveden, home of the Profumo scandal. Meghan spent her pre wedding night there, The Queen has a great sense of shade.

My name is taken, York, United Kingdom, 54 minutes ago
Do you call going from personal assistant to a "weekend nanny" a dream job ??? You will never be able to hang out on a Saturday night with friends again. Watching kids in the weekend is a 24 hour ordeal with no school break. IT does not sound dreamy.

kg15, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 13 minutes ago
She would rather do that than be Meghan's assistant lol


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on March 10, 2019, 02:06:00 pm
Seems that the staff doesn't like what's going on behind the scenes


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Ariel on March 10, 2019, 02:14:50 pm
^ Yup. There was an anon on skippy or an CDAN, not sure, but there's a rumor that M threw hot tea on an assistant, slapped another one, when she's on walkabouts she has lots and lots of demands and if anything goes wrong she goes ballistic. Even in Morocco - the moment she and H went into the car she started bit*ing and there's video of it.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 14, 2019, 07:34:55 pm
@RoyalReporter
The Queen has agreed to create a new household for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Buckingham Palace says. They will have their own communications staff based at Buckingham Palace.
However, Harry and Meghan's communications team will report to the Queen's Communications Secretary, Donal McCabe. KP comms staff had insisted they would continue to work for both the Cambridges and the Sussexes.
The current Communications Secretary at Kensington Palace, Jason Knauf, has been appointed Senior Advisor to the Cambridges and his deputy, Christian Jones, will now be Communications Secretary, working solely for the Cambridges.
Sara Latham of Freuds will head up Harry and Meghan's Comms team but will report directly to the Queen's Communications Secretary.
So this is a division of the Kensington Palace household into one for the future Prince and Princess of Wales and one for the Sussexes that will be a subsidiary of the monarch’s office.

Meghan gets her own new high-powered press chief who worked for Bill and Hillary Clinton as she and Harry split from Kate and Wills by getting their own dedicated staff
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to have their own household, in a split from William and Kate's royal personnel.

The Queen has agreed to the creation of a Household for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and given permission for it to be based at Buckingham Palace.

As part of the shake-up, Harry and Meghan have named high-flying PR guru Sara Latham - who has worked for Bill and Hillary Clinton - as their new dedicated head of communications.   

The new Household is likely to be created following the birth of the couple's first child, expected in April.   
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6810319/Meghan-Harry-split-Kate-Wills-getting-dedicated-staff.html


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on March 14, 2019, 07:53:49 pm
An American (or British born)  :dontknow: who worked for the Clintons, advised in Hillary’s failed bid 2016 presidential bid and helped Tony Blair’s Labour Party in the general election. What’s with the heavy politics angle?  :tehe: At leads the weirdness continues on.
Christian Jones will work only with Wills and Waity.  :cookie:
Jason Knauf will stay with Wills and Waity.
Harry will keep his private office staff but Meghan gets her own press person who’s worked for some very liberal politicians.
The new office will be set up after the baby’s born.  8) :cookie: :tehe:



Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on March 14, 2019, 08:45:48 pm
^Sue Latham?  Podesta’s former ADC?  Look out.  Uber political and, well, good luck.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: lesken on March 15, 2019, 12:13:44 am
Well I had a suspicion that Murky was illuminati but now I know.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on March 15, 2019, 05:41:11 pm
Jason Knauf getting the boot.  :cookie:
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/183473834803

Discussion about who’s paying for Meghan’s new staff.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/183473929283


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: RandyDrx on April 16, 2019, 08:26:26 am
Royal Pilot Becomes Latest Palace Staffer To Quit Over Meghan Markle’s Diva Antics
He grew tired of making constant food trips to satisfy pregnant Duchess’ cravings.
https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/04/royal-pilot-quits-meghan-markle-diva-demands/

It's from RadarOnline.com, so I don't know if it's credible or not.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Val on April 16, 2019, 09:40:56 pm
^^

Not surprised about Knauf, he seemed to get so much wrong.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 16, 2019, 09:48:52 pm
Royal Pilot Becomes Latest Palace Staffer To Quit Over Meghan Markle’s Diva Antics
He grew tired of making constant food trips to satisfy pregnant Duchess’ cravings.
https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/04/royal-pilot-quits-meghan-markle-diva-demands/
It's from RadarOnline.com, so I don't know if it's credible or not.

She had no business treating a trained pilot like an errand boy who works at a concierge.


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on May 04, 2019, 05:50:37 pm
Prince Harry attends Meghan's secretary's leaving do - but pregnant Duchess stays home
A Kensington Palace source told Harper’s Bazaar: “Amy had originally planned on staying until at least the end of the year, but with the baby coming it makes sense to help recruit someone now who can pick up when The Duchess returns to her official work.”

But Kensington Palace told Harper’s Bazaar Amy will stay in touch with Meghan: “The Duchess will be very sad to see her go, but is excited for her as Amy has exciting plans ahead including spending some time abroad.

“Amy will be on hand for any advice and help that is needed in the future.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1122748/meghan-markle-news-Prince-harry-royal-baby-news-amy-pickerill


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: Miss Hathaway on May 04, 2019, 05:57:10 pm
^ She's getting out before it all hits the fan!!    lol


Title: Re: Sussex's Staff
Post by: HRHOlya on May 04, 2019, 06:46:02 pm
^^ lol I guess there's another one who can't stand another minute longer with this hack and flees!! Unbelievable, the track record and staff turnover is astounding. Nice BS excuse.