The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry have lost three major palace aides since the Duchess joined the Royal Family just six months ago.

Richard Eden of the Daily Mail confirmed yesterday the news of the latest aide to quit. A source from Kensington Palace said: 'It's a real shock, why would she want to leave such a prestigious job so soon?'

She will soon be joined by the royal couple's private secretary Samantha Cohen, who follows predecessor Edward Lane Fox, appointed by Prince Harry in 2013, out of the Kensington Palace door.

Australian Cohen, 49, has been a trusted aide of the royals for 17 years, described as 'deeply committed to serving the monarchy' and was given the task of preparing Meghan for her life as a royal earlier this year.

The Duchess of Sussex's personal assistant, known only as 'Melissa' has left her role with the palace, just six months after the American actress married into the Royal Family.

Meghan's former agent, Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, described her before the wedding as unique in her determination to succeed.

She said Meghan was ruthless with her time, her attention and her priorities. She was 'picky', not only when it came to her clothes but also her colleagues, instantly dismissing those who didn't share her 'vision'.