Prince Harry, who is facing a mounting backlash in the UK after he made damning comments against the Royal Family in his tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, has lost a key staff member. Heather Wong, who started working for the Duke as assistant private secretary in 2016, has decided to move on from the royal household.
Ms Wong worked for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex while they lived at Kensington Palace.
She often joined the couple on their royal engagements and assisted Meghan by carrying her handbag and accepting bouquets, presents and cards from well-wishers.
The royal staffer was one of the few aides kept on after Meghan and Harry announced they were stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family last year.
From April 3, 2020, Ms Wong was appointed executive director of Travalyst – a sustainable tourism initiative launched by Prince Harry in September 2019.
Travalyst is a collaboration between five companies – Booking.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and Visa – aimed at improving conservation efforts, protecting the environment and helping develop the economies of communities involved in the tourist industry.
The partnership ultimately aims at promoting sustainable tourism.
But less than a year after becoming the firm’s executive director, Ms Wong has decided to leave.
A filing at the UK registry Companies House confirms the “termination of a company appointment” of Heather Wong took place on February 28.