Meghan Markle is making some significant changes in her life, and many believe that she is seriously thinking about a political career.
In the past few days, Meghan Markle went on a firing spree, but she also made a huge hire. For months close friends of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have been speculating that she is thinking about a presidential run.
It has been confirmed that she has been meeting with top Democrats, including California governor Gavin Newsom.
Meghan Markle has hired Genevieve Roth, who was a senior figure from Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign.
Roth has been named a strategic advisor at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell foundation. The news comes after it has been revealed that Meghan Markle has decided to ditch Nick Collins, her long-term agent.
Collins, who was part of Meghan Markle’s “dream team” of advisors, worked with her since she landed on Suits and helped her orchestrated “Megxit.”
The star parted ways with another high-profile staffer. The executive director of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s non-profit foundation Archewell has left her role after less than a year in the job.
Catherine St Laurent has stepped down from her role as Chief of Staff and Executive Director of the Sussexes Archewell foundation, which was set up by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last summer following their departure as senior working members of the royal family.
Catherine St Laurent had been working for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation before being contacted by representatives of Archewell and invited to work for the Sussexes.
However, after less than a year in the job, Catherine St Laurent — who was born in Canada — has “unexpectedly” left the role, although she will continue to work with Archewell as a senior advisor.
When she was appointed to the post last April, Archewell issued a statement describing St Laurent as an “incredible asset.”
A spokesperson for Archewell has reported that James Holt — currently the UK communications officer for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — will be taking over as Archewell’s Executive Director.
It is not known whether the Sussexes plan to backfill James Holt’s role since his move will leave them with no official representation within the UK.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have recently hired Toya Holness as the Global Press Secretary for Archewell, with all media relations being handled from the US.
A source said it was “astonishing” that Catherine St Laurent had stepped back from her position after less than a year and claimed she would be establishing her own social impact company, which would work alongside Archewell.
Back in the UK, Buckingham Palace has launched an investigation into the way bullying claims by senior staff at the palace against Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were handled in 2018.