- Meghan Markle's assistant private secretary, Amy Pickerill, is leaving her position.
- A Kensington Palace source reveals to BAZAAR.com that Pickerill will leave when Meghan moves into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
- Pickerill's departure follows the resignation of Samantha Cohen, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's private secretary.
Everything is changing at Kensington Palace. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's move to Frogmore Cottage is now imminent, and set to take place before the couple's first baby arrives. And there are even more changes afoot for the couple.
It's now being reported that Meghan's assistant private secretary, Amy Pickerill, who has often been seen at the duchess' side, is leaving her role at Kensington Palace.
A Kensington Palace source tells BAZAAR.com:
Amy is leaving after the arrival of the baby. The Duchess will be very sad to see her go, but is excited for her as Amy has exciting plans ahead including spending some time abroad. Amy had originally planned on staying until at least the end of the year, but with the baby coming it makes sense to help recruit someone now who can pick up when The Duchess returns to her official work. They will definitely stay in touch and Amy will be on hand for any advice and help that is needed in the future.
Clearly, this will be a major transition for the duke and duchess, but a source tells BAZAAR.com that Kensington Palace has known about Pickerill's decision to leave for several months, so her departure isn't a shock.
It was recently reported that Meghan and Harry's private secretary, Samantha Cohen, also plans to leave her role in the royal household once the couple's baby is born. Cohen has also regularly accompanied Meghan on official visits since the royal wedding, and could be seen sitting in the row behind the Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth during their first joint visit to Cheshire in June 2018.
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