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
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.
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'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!”
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.