Harry and Meghan's chief of staff steps down after a year

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s chief of staff for their Archewell foundation has reportedly stepped away from her role.

Catherine St Laurent joined Archewell in April 2020 and her LinkedIn lists her as the executive director as well as the chief of staff.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public outside the Sydney Opera House on October 16, 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s chief of staff for their Archwell foundation has reportedly stepped away from her role. Photo: Getty Images

According to reports, Catherine has stood down and will now act in a senior advisory role for the foundation.

It’s reported the duke and duchess’ longtime advisor, James Holt, will now act as Archewell Foundation's executive director.

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The news comes as it was also revealed the the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have hired major Hollywood producer Ben Browning as head of content for Archewell Productions and Archewell Audio.

Ben’s most notable work includes Room, The Big Sick and Promising Young Woman.

Catherine St Laurent
Catherine St Laurent joined Archewell in April 2020 and her LinkedIn lists her as the executive director as well as the chief of staff. Photo: Linkedin

"From the moment they shared their vision for Archewell as a global production company that will spotlight diverse voices and share uplifting stories, I knew I wanted to help with this unique opportunity," he said in a statement.

"It's a thrilling company to be starting."

It was also announced that Invisible Hand - a female-led social impact and culture change agency based in N.Y.C- has come onboard with Archewell.

It was founded by Genevieve Roth, who was formerly Director of Creative Engagement for the 2016 Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign.

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