Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Ex-Chief Of Staff Opens up About What It Was Really Like Working for Them
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's former chief of staff has spoken about her experience working with the royal couple, describing it as an "incredible experience."
Catherine St-Laurent said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have the potential to be very influential, People reported. St-Laurent had earlier worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation before working with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for the Archewell Foundation in early 2020.
She said that the royal couple is incredibly talented and creative leaders, adding that she is grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of their journey.
After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down from their senior royal roles, they announced in March 2020 that St-Laurent would serve as their chief of staff and executive director for their nonprofit organization.
Almost a year later, she transitioned her position as advisor for their Archewell Foundation. In April, St-Laurent launched Acora Partners, which is a philanthropic advising and social impact consulting firm.
She said that she looks forward to being part of the social impact that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will leave.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Staff Bullying Claims
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's former communications secretary, Jason Knauf, earlier complained to Prince William's private secretary.
Knauf claimed that the Duchess of Sussex drove two personal assistants to quit. Knauf noted that Markle had derailed the confidence of another staffer.
Reports claimed that employees were sometimes left in tears and shaking, U.S. Magazine reported. However, representatives of the royal couple refuted the claims, saying that it is a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation.
The representatives added that they are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of Markle. Buckingham Palace has said they started an investigation on the claims last March, but the results have not been released.
Royal expert Robert Lacey claimed that the bullying accusations drove Prince Harry and Prince William to the breaking point.
Prince Harry was reportedly furious that the accusations were being accepted as the truth. The two had a confrontation regarding the matter.
Harry earlier said that stuff happens, but they will always be brothers. He added that they are certainly on different paths at the moment, but he'll always be there for Prince William, and he knows his brother will always be there for him, according to an E Online report.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry became candid about his mother's death during a 2019 documentary, describing it as a "wound that festers."
Harry said that everything he does reminds him of her. However, the role, job, and pressure of being a royal make him reminded of the bad stuff.
Harry also said that the pressures of his life are a matter of constant management. The Duke had been known to be a longtime advocate for mental health awareness.
Prince Harry said that he would not be bullied into playing a game that killed his mother. On the other hand, Meghan Markle had also opened up about her struggles and life as a new mother under huge scrutiny by the British media.
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Written by Mary Webber
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