Meghan Markle is nicknamed ‘ME-GAIN’ by Kensington Palace staff, Tatler claims

AMBITIOUS Meghan Markle has earned herself the nickname “Me-Gain” at Kensington Palace due to rubbing staff up the wrong way, according to Tatler.

The pregnant Duchess of Sussex, 37, has allegedly ruffled feathers among staff, insiders claim, after it was previously rumoured courtiers referred to her as “Duchess Difficult”.

According to a report in the May edition of Tatler, Meghan is said to even be called the new unflattering nickname among her own staff too.

The article said that Sarah Ferguson was subject to cruel attacks after marrying into the royal family.

The publication added: “Meghan has seen nothing like that – even though staff at Kensington Palace are now calling her "Me-Gain.”

Kensington Palace has denied reports in the past of Meghan having a strained relationship with her staff, and has been contacted for comment by the Sun Online.

But there have been a number of reports about how the Duchess of Sussex is said to have a demanding personality and rigorous work ethic.

Pregnant Meghan is said to have an unrelenting schedule – reportedly bombarding her staff at dawn with various demands from as early as 5am.

And she is said to have "ripped up the rulebook" when it comes to the royals with her constant messages to staff.

A royal insider said: "Meghan can be difficult. She has very high standards and is used to working in a Hollywood environment.

"However, there’s a different degree of respect in the royal household and Kate has always been very careful about how she has acted around staff.”


The duchess has had a number of staff resignations since she joined the royal family in May, including their private secretary Samantha Cohen, who will leave after the royal baby arrives.

It came as a shock to many when it was reported last year that Samantha, who has worked at the palace for 17 years, was to leave her role.

Another high profile aide for Meghan, Melissa Toubati, sensationally resigned just six months after the royal wedding.

The French assistant who played a "pivotal role in the success of the Royal Wedding" ditched her appointment after "putting up with a lot".

And Meghan’s right-hand woman Amy Pickerill, who was appointed as her secretary last year, is set to leave her position.

A source told the Mail: “It’s very sad for her colleagues, as she is a really popular member of staff.”

However, friends of Pickerill insist that the departure is on good term, telling the Mail: “She has agreed to stay on to help them with the birth of the baby and organise their new household, but will then move on.”

The move comes weeks before Meghan and her husband Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are due to move into Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle ahead of the birth of their first child.

In other royal news royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams claims that Meghan and Harry’s baby could “heal” the feud between the Sussexes and the Cambridges.

And the Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe has spoken about how Harry has gone from a warrior prince to a ‘hippy husband.’

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