Working for the Duchess of Sussex must be one of the most glamorous jobs. How surprising it is when she finds out she's having trouble keeping track of important employees.
I can disclose that Meghan's assistant suddenly quit six months after the wedding of the American actress to the royal family.
"It's a real shock," a source tells me.
"Why would she want to give up such a prestigious job so soon?"
Meghan's personal assistant suddenly quit, only six months after the American actress married the royal family
A Kensington Palace spokesman refuses to comment on the departure of the PA, whose name is only given as Melissa. In a highly unusual movement, however, a palace source was authorized to pay tribute to them.
"Melissa is an enormously talented person," says the source. "She played a crucial role in the success of the royal wedding and is missed by everyone in the royal household."
Melissa had to deal with the traumatic preparation for the wedding of Meghan and Prince Harry in May, in which the duchess's father, Thomas Markle, gave the journalists an ongoing comment on the likelihood of his participation in the ceremony.
He decided not to come five days before the wedding and asked Harry to ask Prince Charles to step into the breach and walk Meghan up the aisle.
Other Meghan family members publicly complained that they had not been invited.
Royal biographer Robert Jobson, in his new book Charles At Seventy, which was serialized in this newspaper, claims that Meghan's wedding preparations were so exhausting that Harry's coworkers became angry and weak.
A Kensington Palace spokesman refuses to comment on the departure of the PA, whose name is only given as Melissa. In a highly unusual movement, however, a palace source was authorized to pay tribute to them
He writes: "Occasionally his voice raised his voice:" What Meghan wants, she gets. "
Former Meghan agent Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne described her before the wedding as unique in her determination to succeed.
She said Meghan was reckless with her time, attention, and priorities. She was "picky," not only when it came to her clothes, but also to her colleagues. She immediately dismissed those who did not share her "vision."
"Meghan," her former agent said, "likes to move on."
Of course her PA, which Melissa does.
Zoe insists that the latest tax regulations are strictly overboard
Are the BBC's promises to restrict tax avoidance the way they seem?
I understand that Zoe Ball, the biggest female star on Radio 2, just two days before the publication of a controversial limited liability company, said that she should become the broadcaster's breakfast presenter.
Corporation corporations had promised to reduce paying employees through such setups as Stars and the BBC have to pay less tax.
Zoe Ball, the biggest female star of Radio 2, founded just two days before it was announced that she was to become the broadcaster's breakfast presenter, a controversial public company. When paid by a company, profits are currently taxed at 19 percent, which is significantly lower than a top rate of 45 percent
Z Ball Ltd was founded on October 1, and was announced on October 3 to replace Chris Evans on the BBC show.
Ball insists that her salary for Radio 2 be paid by PAYE, but has refused to say whether the BBC will pass on other fees to her through this company. She also presents the weekly BBC movie "Strictly Come Dancing", "It Takes Two".
When paid by a company, profits are currently taxed at 19 percent, which is significantly lower than a top rate of 45 percent. It also allows the BBC to avoid paying a national insurance.
Landmark Hyde Park stables forced to close
Horses in Hyde Park are as much a landmark of London as red double-decker buses and black taxis, but they are now much rarer to see.
Hyde Park Stables, used by kings like Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, were closed and the steeds sold.
"It is very sad, but I can confirm that we have closed the doors after 30 years," says Basia Briggs, the owner of her stable, along with her husband Dick.
Hyde Park Stables, used by kings like Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, were closed and the steeds sold
Famous people such as Donald Trump and Madonna were in the park, where there are now "super high streets".
Basia tells me, "We just could not continue. Our insurers refused to continue to insure us. Now that all cyclists race through the park, it has become more and more dangerous for horses.
And people are more and more afraid to fall. It is pathetic; that's half the fun – you can boast of falling down afterwards. Nowadays, customers are likely to sue you, making insurers too nervous. "
The stables are sold as a property for 1.75 million pounds. "Hyde Park just will not be the same," Basia complains.
"One hundred years ago, there were more than 1,000 riders in Rotten Row every day.
The historian Dan Snow, who is married to the sister of the Duke of Westminster, Lady Edwina Grosvenor, has rather exhumed his conquests in the past.
"I fell in love with a girl while traveling in Africa," says the 39-year-old from a magazine. "I had a hot relationship with this older woman."