Why Did Meghan Markle’s Assistant Quit? Everything You Need To Know

Being close to the royal family and Duchess Meghan Markle, in particular, seems like a dream job. However, being Meghan Markle’s personal assistant might not be as thrilling as one would think. After all, just six months into the Duchess of Sussex marriage to Prince Harry, Markle’s personal assistant has turned in her resignation, and everyone is confused.

A source close to the Palace told the Daily Mail, that Markle’s personal assistant who is known only as Melissa “is a hugely talented person” who “played a pivotal role in the success of the royal wedding on May 19.” So why did Melissa bail on her job? This comes at an especially odd time since Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child in the Spring of 2019 and are going to be expanding their staff in the coming months. It turns out, the answer isn’t as simple or as pretty as fans of Markle, and the British Royal Family might have hoped.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The Markle debacle

While we were enjoying her stunning wardrobe and her PDA with Prince Harry, in reality, Markle’s induction into the royal family was rather chaotic. Leading up to the duke and duchess’ May 19th wedding, Markle’s paternal family including her father, Thomas Markle, and half-siblings made her life and the lives the royals miserable. While the former Suits alum was trying to manage her new role, plan a wedding, and adjust to major life changes, her family drama was being constantly splashed across the internet and tabloids.

According to Express U.K., Melissa “played a pivotal role” in handling the so-called “Markle debacle.” Perhaps the idea of staying on for all the hoopla and drama that will surely come as a result of the royal baby is just too much for an exhausted Melissa to bear.

Prince Harry’s temper

Wedding planning can be highly stressful for anyone and Prince Harry, who wanted everything perfect for his bride was reportedly no joy to be around in the months leading up to his wedding day. In his new book, Charles At Seventy, Royal biographer Robert Jobson calmed that the charming red-headed prince had become a nightmare during wedding preparations.

Jobson claims that “Prince Harry became petulant and short-tempered with members of staff. Raising his voice on occasion, Harry would insist: “What Meghan wants, she gets’” Apparently, the Duke of Sussex nearly blew a gasket when the duchess was not allowed to wear the tiara of her choosing on her wedding day,

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Scott Barbour/Getty Images

A royal insider explained, “Meghan had her heart set on this tiara with emeralds and Prince Harry hit the roof when they were told it was impossible for her to wear it. There was a very heated exchange that prompted the Queen to speak to Harry.” Apparently, the origin of the tiara could not be determined which is why it was not approved.  Massive changes, especially with the introduction of a new baby can be taxing for anyone, but apparently, Melissa had no desire to hang around for round two.

Kensington Palace has declined to comment on Melissa’s departure. However, knowing how much Markle has championed women’s rights, and on the heels of her own massive career change, we’re sure the duchess will support her former assistant in whatever she chooses to do.

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