She’s been called a ‘pushy princess’ and ‘DuchAss’ by her estranged half-sister, but it’s now being claimed royal staff have branded Meghan Markle “Duchess Difficult”.
The 37-year-old royal has come under a lot of heat in the past few weeks, after a number of her staff quit their jobs at Kensington Palace, reportedly due to her ‘diva demands’.
And now the Express claims that the Duchess of Sussex’ most trusted aides are calling out her behaviour, after she reportedly ordered St George’s chapel to be filled with air fresheners before her May wedding, due to its ‘musty odour’.
The new alleged nickname for the mum-to-be comes just one day after it was revealed that Meghan’s personal secretary has decided to leave her staff-force, according to The Times.
Australian, Samantha Cohen, who has worked for the family for 17 years, has apparently handed in her resignation, just weeks after Meghan’s personal assistant, known only as Melissa, also left.
50-year-old Samantha, who attended the couple’s May 19th wedding, used to work closely with the Queen and is said to have been one of her ‘most trusted’ aides.
Samantha reportedly was tasked with teaching the new Duchess all about royal etiquette.
“Sam will be a huge loss,” a source told The Times.
“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.”
Meghan has reportedly “ripped up the rule book” when it comes to traditions in the royal family.
This includes ‘bombarding’ aides with texts after her daily routine of waking up at 5am, according to the Mail on Sunday.
An alleged royal insider claims she messages aides up to seven times a day with ideas about her role, and is so enthusiastic that she’s been organising a number of ‘undercover’ missions to meet members of the British public who are associated with ‘good causes’.
It’s even been reported that the ‘royal feud’ between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton all started because the Duchess of Cambridge didn’t like the way Meghan spoke to members of her staff in the lead up to her and Prince Harry’s May wedding.
“That’s unacceptable, they’re my staff and I speak to them,” mum-of-three Kate is supposed to have said, according to an insider who spoke to The Sun.
That same person also added: “It’s a tricky situation but it was a one-off and they [Kate and Meghan] are determined to maintain a positive relationship even though they are obviously very different in their approach”.
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