The former chief of staff to Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry reveals how she really felt about working for the couple and how she sees their future.
Prince Harry, 36, and his wife, Duchess Meghan, 39, have a rather bad reputation after bad allegations of bullying by various former employees of the Kensington Palace. But apparently not everyone who has worked with the couple has such a negative opinion of them. Catherine St-Laurent, 40, started working for Meghan and Harry in early 2020 to oversee the Archewell Foundation. In an interview with the US magazine “The Cut”, she talks about details from this time and openly reveals her assessment of the two ex-royals.
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“It was an incredible experience,” she says of working with Meghan and Harry. “They are both incredibly talented and creative leaders. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work with them.” St-Laurent adds, “I think they have the potential to become very influential leaders. I look forward to continuing to be a part of them.” The English daily newspaper “The Times” reported in March that Meghan’s advisors had lodged a complaint against her for bullying at Kensington Palace.
Not every employee of the ex-royals has had a bad experience with them
Historian Robert Lacey, 77, describes in his updated version of the book “Battle of Brothers: The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult” that tension between Prince William, 39, and Prince Harry worsened in October 2018 after William learned that a senior palace employee made allegations against Meghan for bullying. In March 2020, after Meghan and Harry stepped down from their senior positions as royals and moved to California, St-Laurent was hired by Harry and Meghan as chief of staff and managing directors of their nonprofit organization. Eleven months later, she announced on LinkedIn that she had taken on a role as a consultant for the Archewell Foundation. “It has been a privilege to work closely with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to create the Archewell Foundation,” said St-Laurent. “Your commitment to compassion and wellbeing has been the undertone of everything we do, both within the organization and in the Foundation’s impactful projects on the ground. I am deeply proud of what we have achieved together and I am honored to continue serving as a consultant. “
After termination of their employment relationship, St-Laurent founded their own company for Harry and Meghan, which today operates as a philanthropic consulting company.
Sources used: People Magazine, ENews