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Meghan Markle’s PA quits only six months into the job

She's been dealing with all the headlines surrounding Meghan

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Meghan Markle’s personal assistant, known only by her first name Melissa, has quit her job after just six months.

Kensington Palace has thus far declined to comment on the PA’s departure.

But, in what the Daily Mail is describing as a highly unusual move, a Palace source was authorised to pay tribute to the former employee.

“Melissa is a hugely talented person,” the source is quoted as saying.

“She played a pivotal role in the success of the Royal Wedding and will be missed by everyone in the Royal Household.”

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex are welcomed at Fua'amotu Airport in Tonga by Her Royal Highness The Princess Angelika Latufuipeka
The pair have recently been on a royal tour (credit: Splashnews)
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex attend a reception and a State Dinner hosted by The President of Fiji
The pregnant Duchess has lost her PA (credit: Splashnews)
(credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk along Kingfisher Bay Jetty during a visit to Fraser Island on October 22, 2018 on Fraser Island, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)
Fans have defended Meghan (credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images)

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Melissa would most certainly have had her hands full during her six months working with Meghan; she was tasked with looking after the ‘Markle debacle’… namely the Duchess’ loose-lipped family members.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their Royal visit to South Melbourne Beach
Meghan’s family has given interviews about her since she married Prince Harry (credit: SplashNews.com)

The former Suits actress has suffered one embarrassing headline after another since her wedding to Harry in May was announced – mostly thanks to her family.

Most recently, her nephew Tyler Dooley spoke out ahead of his appearance in a new MTV show called The Royal World.

Meghan’s nephew is on a new MTV reality show (credit: ITV)

The 26-year-old marijuana farmer is reportedly close to Meghan’s father Thomas Markle Sr. – who posed for paparazzi photos weeks before the wedding and then pulled out of attending his daughter’s big day, because of ill health.

He has given several interviews, despite being estranged from Meghan.

(credit: Wenn) Meghan Markle's step sister Samantha Markle & guests at The Ray Darcy Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 13.10.18.
Meghan’s sister Samantha has defended their dad, Thomas (credit: Wenn)

Likewise, her half-sister, Samantha Markle, has also spoken regularly about her royal relation, particularly in the wake of Meghan’s pregnancy announcement.

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