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Meghan Markle's 'Close' Assistant Private Secretary Resigns

Meghan Markle's 'Close' Assistant Private Secretary Resigns

Meghan Markle is losing one of her closest aides.

The 37-year-old duchess’ assistant private secretary Amy Pickerall has given her notice and plans on leaving her position after Meghan and Prince Harry welcome their child in late April.

“They will stay in touch and Amy will remain as a personal adviser to her in the longer term. They are very close,” a source told People. “It is very amicable.”

After leaving her position, Amy plans on moving abroad.

Amy first started her career at Kensington Palace as a press spokesperson and was “instrumental in helping the duchess adjust to her new life in the U.K.,” the source shared before adding, “they have worked together for a while now and are close.”

Amy is now the third staffer Meghan has lost in over the past few months.

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  • Kaye

    anybody surprised??? nope …. how many does that make?… and these are the people who really know and work with her

  • YaThink

    No big deal. And they are friends. Sources in the palace also say Meghan is surrounded by all kinds of aides who get along with her and like her well.

    The media is always trying to create false drama, just like they do on all those “Housewives” shows. If there is no drama, nothing sells.

    Still can’t wait for Harry and Meghan’s baby to arrive. So exciting!

  • cuzjcacjo

    she must be a dream to be around. seriously… this is crazy how many people are exiting since she came

  • YaThink

    Good. All those misfits need to leave.

  • YaThink

    No they don’t. She hasn’t been around them long enough for them to know her well. Some of them just can’t handle an independent woman.

  • cuzjcacjo

    i think we all know who the misfit is.

  • YaThink

    I just can’t wait for Harry and Meghan to get settled into their own place. And she will not have to be bothered with those misfits any longer.

  • YaThink

    Nothing against this particular lady, but I remember the story about the tennis champ Boris. He was married to a biracial woman and he played Wimbledon. Those people in that country were completely despicable! They were so racist and angry that he married her. She was there in the stands. They called her names and harassed her. All because she was half black. Btw, Boris and his wife went on to have the most beautiful children.

    A friend told me there was a Kardashian episode over in one of those countries (can’t remember) and people harassed Kim at a Ball and on a plane. They knew she married a black man.The people were extremely racist. I couldn’t believe that happened in this day and age, especially to Kim, but I guess it did.

    I would definitely trust Meghan Markle over those stuffy people.

  • disqus_Gt5CnNbEaa

    If working for Meghan was THAT good.. the wouldn’t be so swayed to take other jobs. look, these are some of the best, most prestigious jobs in the UK, working for the ONLY British Royal Family… there is a MAJOR reason they are all leaving in droves. Meghan is insufferable!

  • disqus_Gt5CnNbEaa

    ugh. kim. It happened to “K uM” because she is a trashy p0 rn star who got ‘famous’ by su cking a d on camera. Give it a rest. Why do you even care about them? Why would you even watch one of their episodes. tHEY’ve got you roped in huh? Please do humanity a favor and grow some brain cells and stop watching those plastic face heathens on television so they will go away faster. How you can come here and admit you actually know about ANY of the episodes of that trollop’s show I will never understand. Please, please, do something better with your time.

  • YaThink

    You didn’t even read my post, did you? If you did, then you didn’t understand what you read. Btw, I think you know more about the Kardashians than I do. You probably watched the “tape.”

    And this isn’t about them. It’s about Meghan Markle.

  • YaThink

    Wrong! If you can’t get along with someone on a job, you will still quit, especially when that person comes first. I’m just saying that those people could just as much be a problem for Meghan Markle if they don’t like her for “other” reasons.

  • Danae

    She seems like a lovely person

  • Kaye

    Well, with Meghan’s history of ghosting people, nobody has been really around long enough once she’s finish with them. This is a near 4 decades old woman with a history of treating people this way.

    If she was really a strong, independent woman, she wouldn’t have needed to use a centuries old royal family with lots of money to “up” her profile & shopping budget and make the charity events her “red carpet”.

    You wanna marry up and into a traditional firm, then follow the rules. She didn’t earn the title nor the money on her own merit. Let’s be clear on that. There’s a reason the family firm assigns private secretaries and assistants to help them. You don’t want to follow rules and be an “independent woman”, sure… give up the title, the prestige & money (that you didn’t earn). Then she and Harry can live simply somewhere quiet and no one will criticise them on the paper or social media. I’m sure they’d have the admiration of many instead.

  • Danae

    “Independent”? A woman that values her independence would never trade her freedom for stiff rules of monarchy.

  • DeadP001

    I’d ditch anyone who admits to reading propagandist rags like The Economist over actual reports on poverty and austerity too. Can’t imagine how ignorant she is and so clueless to actually think The Economist is informative. When its the magazine of rax dodging billionares and war profiteers.

    What horrible human being she is.

  • DeadP001

    LMFAO an independent woman doesnt marry the biggest symbol of patriarchy in existence.

  • YaThink

    I don’t care if Meghan ghosts people. It’s her life. People are nosy today. They think they have a right to your personal business.

    MM is certainly independent. Look where she is. Her father didn’t get her there. She wasn’t really super famous, but now she is… the #1 Google search last year!!!

    Meghan Markle is fine. She’ll do fine.

    People are just jealous and racist.

  • YaThink

    I could not care less. I still like and admire this young woman. We don’t know her reasons for reading what she reads.

    I believe she is a woman of great character. That’s what matters to me. All these people on the Internet can be KKK members. Who knows? They could be major haters and even murderers. It’s social media. The Palace determined that there is someone or a “group” that is deliberately targeting MM and spreading false information and making up stuff.

  • YaThink

    Meghan Markle simply married the man she loves. That’s what people do. She loves Harry and HE asked for her hand in marriage. Harry gets a pass, and MM gets all the hatred.

    Many people are still mad that Harry and Chelsea didn’t wed. I guess Chelsea didn’t want it. She was a kid anyway. This is a new day. H & M are married with a family on the way. People really need to stop bugging.

  • YaThink

    I’m forever spreading the LOVE!

  • YaThink

    Why not? She loves him and she can have it all! Besides, HE asked her. She didn’t have to bend his arm.

  • YaThink

    You may be being facetious, but I truly believe she is a lovely person, good-hearted too!

  • Mercyneal

    um, sport? Her father paid for all of her college tuition.

  • Mercyneal

    You are in lala land, YaThink

  • Mercyneal

    You could be a KKK member too. I used to interview celebrities for a living. They are NEVER like their public persona and always disappoint. You are in a fantasy land

  • Mercyneal

    Hope you are living your own life and not vicariously through this dysfunctional family that has been dysfunctional for centuries

  • Mercyneal

    More like spreading delusion

  • YaThink

    Did he? Do you know that for a fact? Well, she is the only child on that side. If he had the money, that’s fair. He is her father. She has reportedly helped him financially too. Even if he helped her, that doesn’t discount her independence and strength.

  • YaThink

    And you are in Hateville.

  • YaThink

    I dare you to say something like that on the Angelina Jolie boards. Lol. Some of the posters will eat you alive over there!

  • YaThink

    Well, I’ll just speak for myself and assure you that’s not me. I’m not a racist. I also don’t think I have a jealous bone in my body toward other people.

  • YaThink

    I don’t like to see decent people getting crucified. There are a lot of bad people and bad celebs that fans just LOVE and gloat over.

    Meghan Markle hasn’t done anything seriously wrong. She just married a Prince and people are full of jealousy about her good fortune. That’s all it is, imo.

  • Bella

    Those are a few different examples. Meghan is living in the UK, one of the most versatile countries in Europe (thanks to colonization). Bors wife – or better Ex Wife – Barbara Becker is german. It is possible, that some people had a problem with her because of her skin, but not paticulary. By todays standarts, more people like her than him because he is sleeping around much. Kim Kardashian was the guest of Richard Lugner – a very rich old Austrian on the Wiener Opernball, one of the most conservative events in Austria. But being his guest generally means scandal. That’s what he want and if we are honest, that’s what the Kardashian wants too.

  • Kaye

    Yes, he did. Paid for her private schools too. FACT. She never denied it. You can see her school uniforms visiting her dad on set. There are pictures of her childhood with her family. They may not be likeable, but things wouldn’t have gotten this nasty if she didn’t treat them like dirt when she doesn’t need them anymore.

    Look, we may all have family we don’t like, even hate, but how we treat them and others reflect who we are as a person. Meghan wants to erase her past with every social echelon she climbs. And no, this isn’t racism, stop using that card, especially to defend a woman who doesn’t even date African American men. Every race and culture may have difference, but family is essential to all. As we say, someone who doesn’t know how to look at his/her past, won’t get to where he or she wants to go. There’s a reason why people are turning on her. She’s not the first outsider to marry into the BRF.

    And if you”re basing her achievement as being the #1 Google search of the year, then something is really wrong w/ your view of success. Oh well, she only was #1 because she married someone famous…. again, not her own achievement. And certainly debunks the independent image her PR is pushing.