Meghan Markle and Prince Harry lost two key staff members—sparking a very familiar debate with echoes of the era when the press used the nickname “Duchess Difficult.”
Newsweek revealed last week how Heather Wong had stepped down as executive director of Travalyst, having worked for Prince Harry for five years.
And yesterday it emerged Catherine St-Laurent had stepped back as executive director of the Archewell Foundation.
She had listed a second role as chief of staff to the couple, but a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan would only confirm she currently holds the executive director position and is stepping away from it.
Both women will stay on as advisers while moving onto new projects, but their departures have triggered familiar speculation in the British media over whether something is up.
A Daily Mail headline asked “How have Harry & Meghan lost ANOTHER right hand woman?” while their story quotes a royal insider who described the loss of St-Laurent as “really quite astonishing.”
St-Laurent yesterday showed no sign of ill-feeling in a LinkedIn post: “It’s been a privilege working closely with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex…