As Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, settle happily into both married life and working life by one another's side, they're putting together a team of trusted advisors - from private secretaries to members of their security.
But Meghan’s team has sadly taken another hit, as her personal protection officer has now left her post with the Duke and Duchess.
The bodyguard, who was the only woman to be a part of Harry and Meghan’s security team, is understood to be leaving the Metropolitan Police – by whom she is employed – for reasons that aren’t related to the the royal couple.
However, her move to leave the police of course means she is no longer able to be the head of the Duchess’ personal security.
The officer, who has not been named for security reasons, spent six months with the Prince Harry and Meghan, and is said to be leaving Kensington Palace on “good terms”, according to The Telegraph. She has also been described as “brilliant” by her colleagues.
Although she was employed by both Harry and Meghan, she has mostly been seen accompanying the Duchess of Sussex on the royal couple’s tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
It’s also thought that the bodyguard was also working with Meghan and Harry to organise security at their soon-to-be new home, Frogmore Cottage, to make it as safe as possible ahead of the arrival of their baby in the spring.
Meghan and Harry’s bodyguard joins a list of staff members who have recently left jobs as part of the royal couple’s team. Just recently, Meghan’s personal assistant Melissa Touabti left her role, after only six months on the job.
And the Duke and Duchess’ private secretary, Samantha Cohen, will also be leaving her role later this year, after working for the Queen for many years previously.
However, it had always been agreed that Samantha would stay on as a temporary measure, with Harry and Meghan looking in to hiring a more permanent member of staff next year.