Sure, it might be a coincidence, but a second Meghan Markle aide has given her notice and will leave the employ of the royal family after baby Sussex is born. Last weekend, it was announced that Duchess Meghan's personal assistant, Melissa Touabti had quit, and now Samantha Cohen, a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, has announced that she is leaving too.
The Daily Mail explains that the personal secretary for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, Samantha Cohen (known around the palace as "Samantha the Panther"), has given her notice and will leave the royal family after 17 years of service.
Cohen signed on over the summer to work for the Sussexes after Edward Lane Fox resigned this summer following five years of service. Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry reportedly asked Ms. Cohen, an Australian native, to stay on, but she has now decided to depart in the spring.
Sources close to the Duchess of Sussex say that Markle will miss Cohen when she leaves.
"Sam will be a huge loss. Going forward, Meghan might need someone cut from a slightly different cloth to traditional courtiers, who is not a career civil servant or royal insider."
Sources suggest that going forward, the person who replaces Cohen has to be adaptable to Duchess Meghan's schedule and patient with change. Markle is known to rise for 4:30 a.m. yoga after sending some early morning notes and email messages to her staff.