Meghan Markle's 'diva behavior' forces personal assistant to shockingly quit just six months into the job

The staffer, who has only been identified as 'Melissa' at this moment, is believed to have resigned quite suddenly


                            Meghan Markle's 'diva behavior' forces personal assistant to shockingly quit just six months into the job

In a shocking new royal update, Meghan Markle's personal assistant has reportedly quit her job just six months into the role. The staffer, who has only been identified as 'Melissa', is believed to have resigned quite suddenly, shortly after Markle married Prince Harry on May 19.

Though a Kensington Palace spokesman declined to comment, a palace source, unusually authorized to speak on the matter, said  the royal's aide “is a hugely talented person” who “played a pivotal role in the success of the royal wedding” on May 19, The Daily Mail reported.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial on November 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial on November 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

In February, shortly after her engagement to Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex had been given a dedicated staffer, her first, in the form of Amy Pickerill. According to reports, Pickerill was transferred from the Kensington Palace press operation to the personal office of Prince Harry.

Pickerill now holds the new title of Assistant Private Secretary to Prince Harry and is also providing support to Meghan during her public outings and her official work, claims the report.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex makes an official visit to Sussex with her assistant Amy Pickerill on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex makes an official visit to Sussex with her assistant Amy Pickerill on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Meghan's assistant Melissa, on the other hand, is believed to have been the person behind containing the PR damage after the Duchess' father Thomas Markle was caught in a photo faking scandal before the royal wedding. “It’s a real shock,” a source said to the Daily Mail. “Why would she want to leave such a prestigious job so soon?"

It is believed that the assistant's sudden decision to quit might have stemmed from Meghan's apparent 'diva behavior', something that has been alluded to previously when it was revealed by royal biographer Robert Jobson’s book 'Charles at 70: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams' that during Meghan and Prince Harry's wedding, the Duke of Sussex had yelled at the staff, “What Meghan wants, she gets!”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after attending a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after attending a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

And at one point, Meghan's celebrity tantrums got so out of hand that the Queen herself had to intervene and have a word with her grandson about his 'difficult' bride. The Queen, after having "a very heated exchange" with the staff members, told Prince Harry: "Meghan cannot have whatever she wants. She gets what tiara she's given by me."

"The message from the Queen was very much that Meghan needed to think about how she speaks to staff members and be careful to follow family protocols," a royal source said. The monarch also reportedly questioned Meghan's choice to wear a veil since it was her second wedding, after all.

Meghan was initially supposed to wear a wedding tiara featuring emeralds, but Prince Harry hit the roof when the plan was canceled over concerns that the accessory might have come from Russia. (Source: Getty Images)
Meghan was initially supposed to wear a wedding tiara featuring emeralds, but Prince Harry hit the roof when the plan was canceled over concerns that the accessory might have come from Russia. (Source: Getty Images)