Another one bites the dust. Meghan Markle is losing her second aide this year amid reports that the former actress is difficult to work for. Samantha Cohen is reportedly leaving her position as Markle’s private secretary. Cohen has worked for the royal family for the past 17 years and was previously a close aide to Queen Elizabeth.
Cohen left her former position earlier this year. Although losing Cohen is significant, an inside source believes that Markle needs someone a little more modern to take care of her needs.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 12, 2018
“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,” the source shared.
The loss comes amid rumors that Markle is hard on her staff. According to Radar Online, the former actress wakes up at 4:30 every morning to do yoga. She also sends her staff requests around 5 am, which makes for a very long day.
Given Markle’s early morning activity, the insider believes Cohen’s replacement needs to be someone with plenty of energy and patience.
Apart from the staffing rumors, Markle is also battling reports of a growing rift between her and Kate Middleton.
Insiders claim that Markle and Middleton are not getting along behind closed doors. Their feud is also reportedly driving a wedge between Prince Harry and Prince William.
Markle has not commented on the rumors surrounding her staff.
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While we wait for new developments, Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, recently opened up about the reports. Thomas, who has not spoken to Markle for months, shut down the rumors that she is being hard on her staff.
Thomas revealed that Markle has always been a kind-hearted person and was raised to respect people below her station. Although the reports are rampant, Thomas says that it is hard to believe that Markle is treating anyone badly.
Thomas also confirmed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have given him the cold shoulder in light of his drama with the media.