Meghan Markle and Harry axe ALL staff based in UK as couple prepare to NEVER return

Meghan Markle and Harry axe ALL staff based in UK as couple prepare to NEVER return

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to close their Buckingham Palace office as they prepare for life across the Atlantic in Canada.

It is understood Meghan, 38 and Harry, 35, informed members of staff in January shortly after it was confirmed they would step back from their senior roles within the royal family

It is thought the royal couple have worked to seek new roles for the members of staff, however it is believed not everyone will be granted a new job.

The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William are understood to be aware of the major shake-up to the office.

A royal source told the Daily Mail: “Given their decision to step back, an office at Buckingham Palace is no longer needed.

“While the details are still being finalised and efforts are being made to redeploy people within the royal household, unfortunately there will be some redundancies.”

Fiona Mcilwham, the couples newly appointed private secretary, and communications chief Sara Latham are understood to be among those to have lost their job.

Prince Harry’s programme co-ordinator Clara Loughran and assistant communications secretary Marnie Gaffney are also thought to have been let go by the royals.

This is a developing news story, more to follow. 

Published at Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:29:00 +0000