While rumors say that Kate Middleton resents Meghan Markle stealing her spotlight, it turns out that Meghan has gotten on the last nerve of others in the Palace.
Meghan and Harry lost three of their employees in a very short time.
A report says that Meghan may be causing this “stampede” with her insistence on following her own path instead of royal protocol.
According to a report by the Sunday Express, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s household has lost yet another staffer.
Samantha Cohen was the couple’s private secretary.
She has now departed from the post.
She was preceded in that job by Edward Lane Fox, who also left that position by his own choice.
And on Saturday, someone walked out who worked even more closely with Meghan.
Meghan Markle’s personal assistant was known only by “Melissa.”
Melissa has spent the past six months at Kensington Palace with Meghan.
Among her duties was having a very direct role in key elements of preparing for the Royal Wedding in May of this year.
Well, Melissa has now reportedly resigned.
Some have interpreted the loss of three members of the Royal couple’s staff as a sign that something is wrong.
According to how a source characterized matters to the Sunday Express, this is very unusual.
“To lose one member of the household could happen to anyone,” the insider admits.
Two is happenstance. But three?
“To lose three in a few months is starting to look like a stampede,” the source says.
Maybe that is a little dramatic, but that does seem like a lot of turnaround for one couple’s household, right?
So … what’s sending these staffers running for the hills?
Allegedly, Meghan Markle’s independent attitude is driving away the household staff.
As an actress, Meghan was a public figure long before she began dating Prince Harry.
And, like most humans, she has a personal sense of style.
She remains dedicated to that style even as a duchess, and is resistant to certain Royal traditions that would dictate how she should dress.
Meghan wants to dress like herself.
She doesn’t feel a need to be dressed in outfits that are virtually identical to those worn by Duchess Kate.
We are meant to believe that Meghan’s sense of autonomy is viewed as “tiresome” by household staffers.
In June, Meghan wore an off-the-shoulder blush colored Caroline Herrera gown to attend the Trooping of the Colour event.
(Gosh, Britain has goofy names for things)
She has also worn purses whose straps cross the body rather than a simple clutch.
Additionally, Meghan didn’t wear pantyhose for the engagement announcement.
All of that is beautiful and even stylish, but flies in the face of stuffy Royal traditions.
We’re not sure what to make of these reports.
Meghan seems to be a genuinely likeable person.
The narrative that she’s “difficult” and resistant to conforming to expectations is tempting, because she’s an American, but that doesn’t mean that it’s true.
And it’s difficult to imagine that Meghan and Harry’s secretaries are so personally offended that Meghan’s formal attire isn’t boring enough that they quit.
There can be real drama surrounding the Royal Family.
But that doesn’t mean that every story has a scandal just beneath the surface.
Sometimes, people just quit.