Meghan Markle's female bodyguard has quit after less than a year, it has been revealed.
The Duchess of Sussex has a little more breathing room.
The female police officer has never been named for security reasons, but she was the bodyguard who was photographed leaping into action during a security scare in Fiji during the couple's royal tour past year.
"But in her current role she can't go anywhere without her protection team, and that's a massive constraining force on an individual like her", the source added.
It comes just weeks before Meghan and Prince Harry are due to move into Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle ahead of the birth of their first child. While the focus was firmly on Meghan's exciting new role within the royal family, it's also being reported that Kate Middleton and Prince William had a private engagement of their own to attend.
While there is no suggestion of any personality clash relating to the departure of Meghan's royal protection officer, Scotland Yard sources said the American former actress's...
Melissa Touabti, the personal assistant to the duchess, left the palace last year after six months, Samantha Cohen, the couple's private secretary, is expected to leave later this year or next year. Royal biographer Robert Jobson claimed in his book, Charles at Seventy, that a stressed-out Harry became "short-tempered" with staff and insisted: "What Meghan wants, she gets".