How Meghan Markle’s Aussie aide ended up in the palace - before walking out on ‘difficult Duchess’ 

Mail Online | 12/9/2018 | Charlie Co\u00EB;Ben Hill For Daily Mail Australia;Danyal Hussain For Mailonline
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The no-nonsense Australian personal secretary of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to leave her role when their child is born in the spring - becoming the second aide to walk out on the 'difficult Duchess'.

Samantha Cohen, 50, originally from Brisbane, is a key member of Meghan's Kensington Palace staff and her departure will continue to fuel rumours the Duchess is difficult to work for.

Dentist - Ms - Cohen - Palace - Ranks

Married to a dentist, Ms Cohen first joined the palace in 2001 and climbed the ranks to make it within the Duchess of Sussex's inner circle, but is now set to leave the household.

Meghan's personal assistant Melissa Touabti also quit just six months after the royal wedding at Windsor Castle in May.

'difficult - Relationship - Sunday - Times

The two were reported to have had a 'difficult' relationship, according to The Sunday Times.

A royal insider also revealed Meghan usually wakes up at 5am and peppers palace staff with requests about how to shape her role six or seven times a day.

Ms - Cohen - Panther - Queen - Aides

Ms Cohen is nicknamed 'Samantha the Panther' and was also one of the Queen's most trusted aides having served as a communications secretary and spent 17 years working for the royals.

Originally from Brisbane, the mother-of-three is known as 'The Panther' for her feisty attitude.

University - Queensland - Ms - Cohen - Service

After studying at the University of Queensland, Ms Cohen worked in civil service and public relations and joined Buckingham Palace in 2001.

She answered a newspaper job advertisement for a media minder at the palace while she was on a trip to...
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