Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appointed Catherine St-Laurent as the Executive Director of Archewell in April.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry remain at the center of many reports. Following their bombshell interview earlier this month, the couple now faces much more controversies.
As the debacle continues to develop, another issue has arisen these past few days. This comes after their non-profit organization’s Chief of Staff and Executive Director stepped down in less than a year of her appointment.
The exact details of the transition remain undisclosed. But, an insider claimed that Catherine St-Laurent “wanted out,” according to the Daily Express.
Catherine St-Laurent reportedly wanted to be out
Speaking to The Telegraph, unnamed sources said that it was “surprising” considering that St-Laurent is a “very bubbly” person. She was reportedly fulfilling “many functions for the couple,” and not all of which were part of her job.
The insiders continued that this move is “undoubtedly going to be a blow” to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. As explained, they do not have a “big team out” in Los Angeles.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex appointed Catherine St-Laurent for the posts back in April 2020. She previously worked at Pivotal Ventures and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as director and top communications officer, respectively.
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New structure within Archewell
Page Six noted, though, that Catherine St-Laurent has now “transitioned” to a senior advisory role within Sussex’s non-profit organization. A spokesperson stated that she will “continue to bring high-level strategic guidance to Archewell.”
Reports also claimed that she will no longer be a full-time employee or remain on the payroll. As for her replacement, the couple’s spokesman in the United Kingdom, James Holt, will take over as the Executive Director of the foundation. It remains unclear, however, who will fill the role of the Chief of Staff.
Meghan Markle allegedly “bullied” staff members
The latest updates about Archewell’s structure come days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex received complaints of alleged bullying. Reports said that the couple lost key members of staff while in the United Kingdom, including the Duchess’s personal assistant, senior communications officer, and their private secretary.
BBC said that the initial complaint surfaced back in 2018 while the Sussex couple was residing at Kensington Palace. But, it emerged earlier this month when Buckingham Palace released a statement, noting that they will “investigate” the claims against the former actress.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s camp responded to the allegations. Their spokesperson issued a statement, saying that she is “saddened by [the] latest attack on her character.”
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