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Old 01-13-2019, 11:25 AM
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I don't understand why you post this article. It has nothing to do with Meghan.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:51 AM
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It doesn't sound good four people quitting the job working for her !
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:16 PM
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It doesn't sound good four people quitting the job working for her !
Where do you get 4? Edward Lane Fox was known to be leaving the summer of 2017---before Meghan was even engaged to Harry. He officially left in summer 2018. There has long been talk about his wife's health as a reason for his departure---not Meghan.

Samantha Cohen was always a temporary/interim position. She originally LEFT the BRF because of drama and disagreements with Charles' decisions. It was very clear at the time she came on board in the summer of 2018 that she was only sticking around for a few months at the request of the Queen. So again, how is that on Meghan?

As for the PA, who knows the story with her? Same with the protection officer. She was the head of their joint security team, not just Meghan's RPO (I dont recall even seeing her with Meghan outside of the Tour).
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:18 PM
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It doesn't sound good four people quitting the job working for her !
Wrong thread - but the RPO is leaving the police force altogether not just (allegedly) quitting her job.
Samantha Cohen was announced as a TEMPORARY aid from the very beginning(and actually stayed longer than the intended 6 months).
ELF announced his retirement LAST SUMMER.
So the only person who 'quit', is this mysterious Melissa who has never been seen or heard of before the alleged quitting.

Take from this what you will.
I take, that the trash mags have papers to sell and can't be bothered to generate actual content.
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:23 PM
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I don't understand why you post this article. It has nothing to do with Meghan.


Well its unfortunate you can’t see the obvious. She’s Meghan’s bodyguard and she’s leaving her job, as Meghan’s bodyguard. Does that make it any clearer?
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:28 PM
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Well its unfortunate you can’t see the obvious. She’s Meghan’s bodyguard and she’s leaving her job, as Meghan’s bodyguard. Does that make it any clearer?
So? Roya Nikkhah from the Times said,

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Meghan’s protection officer, who is understood to be leaving the Metropolitan police, was described by colleagues as “brilliant” and highly regarded in the force. Her appointment as Harry and Meghan’s chief protection officer was hailed as groundbreaking and is likely to be a significant loss to Scotland Yard and to the duchess, who champions the promotion of women.
The bodyguard gives up her police career. It has nothing to do with Meghan.

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While there is no suggestion of any personality clash relating to the departure of Meghan’s royal protection officer.
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The Met was unable to confirm the identity of the bodyguard or any career plans she might have.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/n...-job-qvrm933k3
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:55 PM
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It's still a story about someone who works/worked for Meghan. I'm not seeing why that wouldn't be of interest to some people, or why it should not have been posted.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:58 PM
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It's still a story about someone who works/worked for Meghan. I'm not seeing why that wouldn't be of interest to some people, or why it should not have been posted.

Thank you.

You answered your own question Marlo:

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relating to the departure of Meghan’s royal protection officer.
This is the departure of Meghans RPO, whilst at no point have I said she's leaving because of Meghan, her departure has happened whilst she has worked for the Sussexes therefore is in this thread of their forum.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:09 AM
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I think it's inaccurate to say that RPOs "work for" the person they're assigned to. To the best of my knowledge, the protectee doesn't get to choose the officer, though they can state that they prefer a man or a woman. The RPO is paid by and responsible to the Met police. The Met makes the rules about how many officers a royal has and the scope of their protection (i.e., some royals only being covered when on official engagements).

Moreover, if someone "works for you", part of that is directing their work. In the case of royals and RPOs, the RPOs make decisions about the royal's security and expect the royal to comply with security decisions.

This isn't an employment relationship, and to paint it in the same light as the PA or Samantha Cohen leaving is disingenuous on the part of the papers.
And once you consider how ridiculous the story "woman who said she was going to quit but agreed to stay for six months is now at the end of those six months" is as evidence of *anything*, then you're left with "a single PA left after a short period of employment and appears to have been disgruntled."
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:27 AM
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I think it's inaccurate to say that RPOs "work for" the person they're assigned to. To the best of my knowledge, the protectee doesn't get to choose the officer, though they can state that they prefer a man or a woman. The RPO is paid by and responsible to the Met police. The Met makes the rules about how many officers a royal has and the scope of their protection (i.e., some royals only being covered when on official engagements).

Moreover, if someone "works for you", part of that is directing their work. In the case of royals and RPOs, the RPOs make decisions about the royal's security and expect the royal to comply with security decisions.

This isn't an employment relationship, and to paint it in the same light as the PA or Samantha Cohen leaving is disingenuous on the part of the papers.
And once you consider how ridiculous the story "woman who said she was going to quit but agreed to stay for six months is now at the end of those six months" is as evidence of *anything*, then you're left with "a single PA left after a short period of employment and appears to have been disgruntled."

Correct. The bodyguards are in a pool and assigned to duties, not to a specific person. They are employed by the Police, not by the Duchess of Sussex.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:39 PM
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Couldn't help but notice how Samantha Cohen was still very much with the Duke and Duchess today....
She must not have been counting the days of those 6 months it seems. Quite odd for someone who was eager to escape the clutches of the American wrench, the Destroyer of all Good and British.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:37 PM
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Couldn't help but notice how Samantha Cohen was still very much with the Duke and Duchess today....
She must not have been counting the days of those 6 months it seems. Quite odd for someone who was eager to escape the clutches of the American wrench, the Destroyer of all Good and British.
No kidding! Also there is Amy Pickerill, who has been working closest to said Destroyer for the longest. Still smiling after a year!
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:56 PM
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Moreover, if someone "works for you", part of that is directing their work. In the case of royals and RPOs, the RPOs make decisions about the royal's security and expect the royal to comply with security decisions.

This isn't an employment relationship, and to paint it in the same light as the PA or Samantha Cohen leaving is disingenuous on the part of the papers.
And once you consider how ridiculous the story "woman who said she was going to quit but agreed to stay for six months is now at the end of those six months" is as evidence of *anything*, then you're left with "a single PA left after a short period of employment and appears to have been disgruntled."
Being a bodyguard is still a very vital relationship.. If RPO and his or her Royal don't get on, it is not likely to work out very well...
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:03 PM
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Being a bodyguard is still a very vital relationship.. If RPO and his or her Royal don't get on, it is not likely to work out very well...
Unfortunately, I think the RPOs are no longer permanently assigned to one royal, rather they work on rotation now.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:16 PM
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Unfortunately, I think the RPOs are no longer permanently assigned to one royal, rather they work on rotation now.
Indeed, the DM was amongst a number of newspapers reporting how the Queen was unhappy at having new protection officers all the time with former Royal protection officers saying it would compromise the security offered. Now of course this Protection Officer works solely for Meghan...
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:01 PM
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Indeed, the DM was amongst a number of newspapers reporting how the Queen was unhappy at having new protection officers all the time with former Royal protection officers saying it would compromise the security offered. Now of course this Protection Officer works solely for Meghan...
I thought she was the Chief Protection Officer in charge of Harry & Meghan's security team-not actually Meghan's RPO. That was what was groundbreaking--other Royals have had female protection officers.

I agree with the Queen and former RPOs--I think not knowing your RPOs and them not knowing you seems counter productive.
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:51 PM
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Couldn't help but notice how Samantha Cohen was still very much with the Duke and Duchess today....
She must not have been counting the days of those 6 months it seems. Quite odd for someone who was eager to escape the clutches of the American wrench, the Destroyer of all Good and British.



One of the RR had a story this week that she has again extended her stay until after the birth and there is a suitable full time replacement
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:15 PM
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I really hope that Samantha changes her mind and stays. When she does depart eventually there will still be those gloating articles about 'another staff member leaves' and hinting that Meghan is a bosszilla.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:08 AM
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Senior adviser to Cambridges and Sussexes stepping down after 10 years


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The special adviser to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is stepping down from his post.

Sir David Manning, 69, was received by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday afternoon upon relinquishing his appointment, the Court Circular recorded.

The key aide joined William and Harry’s household a decade ago in 2009, when the brothers’ royal profile was growing, and he went on to mentor Kate and, more recently, Meghan.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:12 AM
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Sounds to me like someone is happily heading off into retirement after a job well done.
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