Meghan and Harry poached one of Kate and William's senior aides after quitting Royal Foundation, claim royal insiders
Just weeks after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially quit from Royal Foundation charity, reports have now emerged that they have poached one of Prince William and Kate Middleton's senior aides for their own venture.
Amid rumors of a feud and what is seen as distancing themselves from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly poached one of the senior aides of the Royal Foundation to help set up their own charity venture.
Natalie Campbell, who is still listed as the Director of Insight and Innovation on the Royal Foundation's official website, is reportedly going to be helping Harry and Meghan. According to a report in The Sun, Campbell reportedly formed a close bond with Meghan after the two promoted a cookbook for the survivors of Grenfell fire.
The report also suggests that Harry and Meghan's new foundation will be called The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which was trademarked a day after the couple split away from the Royal Foundation. A royal insider told Daily Mail that Natalie's absence will be noticed and added, "Natalie will be a real loss to William and Catherine. She has done brilliantly for the Royal Foundation and formed a bond with Meghan when she worked with her on the cookbook for survivors of the Grenfell fire. Her loss will be keenly felt by the Cambridges."
Natalie's LinkedIn also reveals that she is now associated with Prince Harry and Meghan's venture. A spokesperson for the Sussexes also added, "A full board and trustees will be appointed in due course."
The new parents had announced on May 31 that they were quitting the Royal Foundation charity jointly set up by Prince William and Prince Harry in 2009 to promote their 'charitable ambitions'. Kate and Meghan were added later on as patrons.
The official statement confirmed that Harry and Meghan have quit the Royal Foundation charity to "establish their own new charitable foundation”. The charity is now solely run by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Ever since quitting the foundation, Harry and Meghan have promoted 15 environmental causes through their Instagram account, but have not mentioned William’s charity, United For Wildlife.