Kate Middleton had also encountered trouble with royal staff early in the marriage just like Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has faced bad press over two of her aides quitting within months of the former actress joining the royal family after her marriage to Prince Harry

                            Kate Middleton had also encountered trouble with royal staff early in the marriage just like Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton (Source:Getty Images)

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle's reportedly "diva-like" attitude has been quite in the news lately, especially after it was reported that two of her aides quit their jobs within months of her Windsor wedding to Prince Harry in May.

After Meghan's personal assistant, Melissa Touabti, quit her job just six months into the role, it was recently reported that her interim personal secretary Samantha "The Panther" Cohen "has let it be known that she intends to leave after Meghan's baby is born next spring." However, it isn't just Meghan who is facing staff troubles soon after joining the British royal family, her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, too lost some members of her staff just after  marrying Prince William, according to a documentary aired in 2016.

In the documentary 'William and Kate: The Journey', royal expert Ashley Pearson shared that Kate's head housekeeper and gardener both quit their positions following Kate's addition to the royal household. 

Ashley added that Kate's approach to her royal life did not sit well with her staff given she did a lot for herself. "Kate had broken precedent in the sense that she does more for herself than anyone else in her position has ever done before. In fact, not long ago, Kate and William's head housekeeper and head gardener both quit - they were a married couple," Pearson revealed. 

"It was very controversial because they had actually worked for the Queen previously and then came over to work for Prince William and Kate. There was a lot of speculation at the time that Carole Middleton had been interfering in the housekeeper's duties, that Kate Middleton was doing a lot for herself and that didn't sit too well with staff," she continued. She also shared that Kate was not used to having staff assist her.

As reported by Express, according to a royal commentator, "Kate is in a difficult position because she didn't grow up with household servants. She likes to cook, she likes to do things for William, and she very much likes the privacy one gets without servants around."


Meghan Markle, Samantha Cohen, and the Queen (Source: Getty Images)

Recently, it was revealed that Meghan Markle's personal secretary Samantha Cohen would be leaving her position next year after having worked for the royal family for around a decade. Cohen took on the role in the summer after the resignation of Edward Lane Fox.

The appointment turned out to be only temporary and Cohen refused an offer to stay on permanently. During November this year, Meghan's personal assistant Melissa Toubati quit from her position after having it for only six months and according to rumors, she left in 'tears'.