Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Lost Another Key Member of Kensington Palace Staff
It’s the first Christmas for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as a married couple (and
The Sunday Times reports that Samantha Cohen, who you’ll often be able to spot in the background of the Duke and Duchess’s public appearances, has chosen not to keep the job permanently. Instead, she intends to leave her position for good once the royal baby has arrived in the new year.
50-year-old Cohen, dubbed Samantha The Panther by
Her job was reportedly to help Meghan make the huge, complicated jump from Hollywood to royal life before and after the royal wedding. Reportedly “well-liked and unstuffy”, and “the perfect aide to help guide Meghan in some of the complexities of protocol”, the Times claims that the Duchess had hoped to keep Cohen on her team permanently.
Unfortunately, it seems that the Kensington Palace private secretary had other ideas, but will be on hand to help find a suitable replacement for the couple in 2019.
An insider said: “Sam will be a huge loss. Going forward, Meghan might need someone cut from a slightly different cloth to traditional courtiers, who is not a career civil servant or royal insider”.
While it’s likely to just be your typical change in circumstances (working on that royal tour would probably lead anyone to need a break), it’s not ideal timing for Meghan. The Duchess has already been bombarded with hurtful headlines regarding apparent “difficult
Wow. Another day, another royal drama
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