The Real Reason Kate Middleton’s Personal Secretary Just Quit
There has been so much attention given to the shakeups on Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s staff –that we often forget to check in with the rest of the British Royal Family. Since she and Prince William first began dating in 2001 — Duchess Kate Middleton has been the picture of poise and regality.
Unlike her sister-in-law, Middleton has played by the royal family rules. Aside from the mania surrounding her life before her marriage to Prince William and during her pregnancies with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — the Duchess of Cambridge has managed to stay in the good grace of the press and the public.
Still, that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t had to deal with her fair share of drama. In Spring 2019 –rumors swirled that Prince William was carrying on an affair with Middleton’s neighbor and good friend, Rose Hanbury. Thankfully, the future Queen regent didn’t let the rumors get to her, and she was able to ride out the insane tabloid wave.
However, news that one her most beloved and longtime staff members just quit might put the duchess in the tabloids once again.
Kate Middleton’s personal secretary abruptly quit
Though she has been the Duchess of Cambridge’s right-hand woman for more than two years –Middleton’s personal secretary, Catherine Quinn just turned in her resignation. Quinn began working with Middleton in October 2017. According to Daily Mail –Quinn helped the duchess plan her schedule, and she often accompanied her to various royal engagements.
Daily Mail is reporting that Quinn was instrumental in helping Middleton with her Early Years initiative. The duchess spearheaded the program, which aims to steer children away from addiction and crime.
This is the reason Kate Middleton’s private secretary quit
As we can see from the past several years — particularly with Markle’s entry into the family, working with the British Royal Family isn’t an easy feat. After working with one of the most senior royals for two years, it appears that Quinn wanted to slow down a bit.
Middleton’s soon-to-be former secretary is set to leave her role just after the Christmas holiday. Daily Mail suggests that Quinn will return to a previously held part-time job and get involved with some charitable work. An insider told Daily Mail,
Catherine is a thoroughly lovely lady and has achieved a lot working for the duchess. But she simply wants to take a step back and focus again on her charity work,’ a source said. Working for the duchess was actually never a job she had ever thought of taking on as she was scaling down her commitments, but then it came up and she couldn’t resist.
Kate Middleton is happy for Catherine Quinn
Quinn is not the first royal staff member to resign from Middleton’s staff, nor will she be the last. Though it’s always hard to get someone new adjusted to the job and your particular likes and dislikes — Daily Mail says that Duchess Kate Middleton and Quinn ended things on the “best of terms.”
Knowing how difficult things are for the royal family, they depend on their staff a great deal. No one wants to deal with an unhappy staff member, or someone is completely burnt out. Quinn’s exit allows Middleton to work with someone who might be able to stay in the position for a longer tenure. This person could provide support to Middleton, her family, and her charities for years to come.
We’ll just have to see who steps into the role next.