Another member of Meghan Markle’s royal staff has quit unexpectedly

And everyone’s confused.

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And everyone’s confused.

Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex, is undoubtedly one of the most talked about people in the world, something that has both its advantages and disadvantages.

Sure, she has the power to turn independent brands into world-renowned labels by just wearing their clothes (the Meghan Markle effect), and she gets to live in a castle and travel the globe meeting world leaders.

But she also makes viral news for anything involving her life, with the whole world talking about her this week for the wrong reasons.

That’s right. It wasn’t her future baby or her feminist speeches that got the world talking this weekend. Instead, it was the departure of her Assistant Private Secretary - the fourth member of Harry and Meghan’s staff to resign in recent months.

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Amy Pickerill is leaving her position as Assistant Private Secretary, something that a source told the Daily Mail was ‘amicable’.

‘They will stay in touch and Amy will remain as a personal adviser to her in the longer term,’ the source explained. ‘They are very close. It is very amicable.’

Amy, along with Samantha Cohen, another key staff member to have resigned in recent months, is said to be staying on with the couple until after their baby has been born in order to make the next few months as easy as possible.

Fans have been quick to speculate as to whether there is a pattern, with all four resignations happening in quick succession.

The Palace has not yet commented.

Jenny Proudfoot
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