Prince Harry and Meghan Markle axe 15 UK staff and close Buckingham Palace office

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle axe 15 UK staff and close Buckingham Palace office - EpicNews

February 14, 2020 – 07:53 GMT Chloe Best

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are closing their Buckingham Palace office, leading to job losses for as much as 15 members of staff, it has been revealed. Prince Harry and Meghan have been residing in Canada since asserting their resolution to step again from royal duties in January, so the providers of their group, together with a non-public secretary and communications chief, are not required.

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The group have been reportedly notified concerning the office closure in January, and whereas among the group could also be given a brand new function working for the royal household, there can even be some redundancies. Among these let go are assistant communications secretary Julie Burley, who led communications for the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014 and has labored on it ever since, in addition to managing the couple’s UK engagements and relationships with patronages.

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Other members of the group embrace Clara Loughran, who had the particular function of handing Meghan her bouquet on the royal marriage ceremony in May 2018, and communications chief Sara Latham, who beforehand labored for Barack Obama and as an advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential marketing campaign.

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Prince Harry and Meghan are closing their Buckingham Palace office

HELLO! understands that one of many longest-serving members of the group, Marnie Gaffney, was requested to remain on in one other function on the Palace, however selected to maneuver on after a decade of service with the royal household.

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Prince Harry and Meghan introduced their shock resolution to step again from royal duties in January, and after a royal summit with the Queen at Sandringham, it was determined that the couple can not formally characterize Her Majesty and will not obtain public funding. The couple is working to turn out to be financially impartial, and on Tuesday they visited Stanford University in California to meet with academics and professors for a brainstorming session.

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The Duke and Duchess have been residing in Canada with their son Archie

A palace supply confirmed the go to to HELLO!, saying: “As part of their ongoing work to develop and build their new charitable organisation, they had a brainstorming session and meetings with academics and professors.”

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