Working for the Duchess of Sussex must be one of the most fascinating jobs, so it is surprising to find that he seems to be struggling to keep key staff members.
I can reveal that Meghan's personal assistant suddenly resigned, only six months after the American actress married the royal family.
"It's a real shock," a source tells me.
"Why should you want to leave such a prestigious job so soon?"
The personal assistant of Meghan suddenly resigned, only six months after the American actress married the royal family
A spokesman for Kensington Palace refuses to comment on the departure of the PA, whose name is given only as Melissa. However, in a very unusual move, a palace source was authorized to pay her tribute.
& # 39; Melissa is a very talented person, »says the source. "He played a key role in the success of the Royal Wedding and will be missed by all those at the Royal Household."
Melissa had to do with the traumatic development of Meghan and the marriage of Prince Harry in May, in which the Duchess's father, Thomas Markle, commented on the likelihood of attending the ceremony.
He decided not to come just five days before the wedding, leaving Harry to ask Prince Charles to break through and take Meghan up the hallway.
Other members of Meghan's family have publicly complained that they have not been invited.
The real biographer Robert Jobson states in his new book, Charles At Seventy, which was serialized in this paper, that the preparations for Meghan's marriage were so stressful that Harry became "petulant and irascible" with staff members.
A spokesman for Kensington Palace refuses to comment on the departure of the PA, whose name is given only as Melissa. However, in a very unusual move, a palace source was authorized to pay her tribute
He writes: "Raising his voice from time to time, Harry insists:" What Meghan wants, she gets ".
The former agent of Meghan, Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, described her before marriage as unique in her determination to succeed.
He said that Meghan was ruthless with her time, her attention and her priorities. He was "picky", not only when it came to his clothes but also to his colleagues, immediately dismissing those who did not share his "vision".
"Meghan," said his former agent, "he loves to move on."
Of course also his PA Melissa.
Zoe insists that the last tax set is strictly above the table
Do the BBC's promises to limit tax evasion all look like?
I learned that Radio 2's biggest female star, Zoe Ball, created a controversial limited liability company just two days before it was revealed that she would become the station breakfast presenter.
The corporations of the Corporation promised to reduce the paying staff through such arrangements as it means that the stars and the BBC pay less taxes.
Radio 2's biggest female star, Zoe Ball, founded a controversial limited liability company just two days before it was revealed that she would become the station breakfast presenter. Being paid through a company means that profits are currently taxed at 19%, considerably lower than a maximum tax of 45%
Z Ball Ltd was formed on October 1st and was replaced by Chris Evans in the BBC flagship show on October 3rd.
Ball insists that his paycheck of Radio 2 will be paid by PAYE, but he refused to say whether the BBC will channel any other taxes for her through this company. It also features the weekly BBC Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two spin-off.
Being paid through a company means that profits are currently taxed at 19%, considerably lower than a maximum tax of 45%. It also allows the BBC to avoid paying national insurance.
The stables at Hyde Park are forced to close
Hyde Park horses are as much a London landmark as red double-decker buses and black taxis, but now they will be a much rarer show.
The Hyde Park stalls, used by royalty including Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, were closed and the horses sold.
"It's very sad, but I can confirm that we closed the doors after 30 years", says the socialite Basia Briggs, right, who owned the stables with her husband, Dick.
The Hyde Park stalls, used by royalty including prince and princess Michael of Kent, were closed and horses sold
Famous people, including Donald Trump and Madonna, went for a walk in the park, where there are now the "cycle freeways".
Basia tells me: "We could not go on, our insurers refused to continue to insure us, and with all the cyclists now darting around the park, it has become increasingly dangerous for the horses.
And people are increasingly afraid of falling. It is pathetic; it's half the fun of driving – you can boast of falling after. These days, customers are likely to sue you, so it makes insurers too nervous. "
The stables will be sold as properties for £ 1.75 million. "Hyde Park will never be the same again," Basia complains.
"A hundred years ago, there were more than 1,000 riders in Rotten Row every day.
Quite irrelevant, the historian Dan Snow, who is married to the sister of the Duke of Westminster Lady Edwina Grosvenor, has exhumed his past achievements.
"I fell in love with a girl while traveling in Africa", the thirty-nine boasts of a magazine. "I had a steamy relationship with this older woman." Ugh!