bitchy | The Duke & Duchess of Sussex went to Stanford and they fired all their office staff

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Properly, that is attention-grabbing simply from a logistical viewpoint. Apparently, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex went to Stanford College yesterday for a day journey. So… they spent a number of days in Miami late final week, rejected a suggestion to fly to California to go to the Oscars, flew again to Vancouver Island, then flew – industrial! – to the guts of Silicon Valley on Thursday (or maybe they flew on Wednesday). What was the aim of the journey? One thing concerning the basis:

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have gone again to varsity. The royal couple paid a go to to Stanford College on Tuesday to attend a brainstorming session over a number of hours with professors and lecturers on the prestigious college in Palo Alto, California, a palace supply confirmed to TODAY.

The assembly was to assist them with their ongoing work to determine a brand new charitable group. The couple indicated on their new web site in January that they supposed to begin a brand new basis after shifting their house from England to Canada.

“This geographic stability will allow us to boost our son with an appreciation for the royal custom into which he was born, whereas additionally offering our household with the area to give attention to the following chapter, together with the launch of our new charitable entity,” they wrote.

Harry and the previous Meghan Markle flew industrial from Canada. At Stanford, they had been personally greeted by Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the college’s president.

[From Today]

I’ve usually believed that Harry and Meghan might get a gathering with anybody they needed within the superstar, media, political and monetary worlds. However can even get any assembly they need in academia and tech? Apparently so. Stanford isn’t the form of school which stops on a dime for a few “minor royals/celebrities,” and this wasn’t some unannounced drop-by. They clearly had conferences arrange with particular folks and I’m curious who, the place and why, and the way it all pertains to their basis.

In the meantime, I might have sworn that we already knew that this is able to ultimately occur, however apparently all fifteen staffers within the Sussexes’ Buckingham Palace workplace are being let go:

Harry and Meghan are axing 15 workers and shutting their Buckingham Palace workplace. It’s the surest signal but that the couple and their son Archie are unlikely ever to return to the UK to stay. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke the information to their workforce in individual in January following the announcement that they had been stepping down as senior working royals. Whereas one or two could also be absorbed again into the royal family, most are actually negotiating redundancy packages.

Final night time Buckingham Palace mentioned it didn’t touch upon staffing issues however it’s understood senior royals, together with the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William are conscious of the workplace closure and redundancies. A supply instructed the Mail: ‘Given their choice to step again, an workplace at Buckingham Palace is now not wanted. Whereas the main points are nonetheless being finalised and efforts are being made to redeploy folks inside the royal family, sadly there shall be some redundancies.’

Amongst these to lose their jobs are the couple’s newly appointed non-public secretary, Fiona Mcilwham – though she is on secondment from the Overseas and Commonwealth Workplace and is more likely to be present in a job in Whitehall – and their massively skilled communications chief Sara Latham.

[From The Daily Mail]

Didn’t we already know this was going to occur? A part of the Sussexit deal they labored out was that they’d now not have a Buckingham Palace workplace, appropriate? Or somewhat, Charles and the Queen would now not pay for the workplace/workers. I believe it was left fuzzy on goal a month in the past, however I figured this is able to occur in some unspecified time in the future. Anyway, I really feel sorry for these folks, lots of whom had been hand-picked by Meghan and Harry up to now 12 months. I ponder if one or two of these folks will find yourself working for the Sussexes anyway, simply in a “non-public” capability?

SussexRoyal additionally posted this “behind the scenes” video from Meghan’s British Vogue guest-editorship, the place she’s sitting with Vogue editor in chief Edward Enniful they usually’re speaking concerning the concern after which they name a number of the ladies on the quilt. It’s cute, and it’s very Meghan. Which is to say, very earnest.

Video courtesy of Instagram, photographs courtesy of WENN.

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