We’re just weeks away from Meghan Markle’s due date, and all over the globe, royal watchers are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new prince or princess.
Of course, no one is more excited than the residents of Frogmore Cottage, the whimsical-sounding estate that Meg and Prince Harry currently call home.
It’s surely a joyous but rather anxious time for the royals, as Meghan and Harry prepare to welcome their first child.
Insiders say Meghan is in final preparation mode, and it’s all hands on deck as the big day draws near.
Obviously, Meg and Harry aren’t residing at Frogmore by themselves, and a cadre of assistants, secretaries, and nannies-in-waiting are close at hand whether the royal couple is at home, or at their offices in Kensington Palace.
And it seems that arrangement is causing a good deal of fretting among the royals at the moment.
We’ve discussed the Duchess of Sussex’s staffing difficulties at length in the past.
There’s been talk of Meghan bullying staff until they quit, and while that seemingly ridiculous claim remains unverified, there’s no denying that Meg has lost several close advisors in recent months.
She’s soon to lose another, too, as Samantha Cohen has announced that she’ll be leaving the duchess’ service shortly after the arrival of Meghan’s baby.
The announcement came just weeks after another one of Meghan’s advisors, Melissa Toubati, left her post abruptly.
At this point, Meghan’s staff is largely temporary, and the revolving door nature of her personnel practices is reportedly raising concerns around Buckingham Palace.
“There are so many open positions in all sorts of places at the palace that one slip-up in a background check or an interview could prove disastrous,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online
“Meghan basically has no close staff left, just before the birth of her child,” the insider adds.
“It’s causing her huge stress.”
In addition to concerns about being under-staffed, the need to hire several new employees in a hurry is raising security fears.
The royals have issued a statement indicating that all new hires will be subjected to “criminal records checks and inquiries regarding the right to work in the U.K.” but one former security adviser to the royals thinks the current precautions are downright laughable
“The irony of trying to recruit someone to monitor this abuse is that the candidate could fake a background and end up being far more dangerous than a troll.”
The expert warns that the royals’ high turnover rate has made them “sitting ducks,” despite recent increases in security.
“The royals have improved their aggressive approach in uncovering potential dangers,” an insider said.
“But it only takes one mistake and history could be changed forever.”
Nothing like a little crippling anxiety as you prepare to welcome a new baby!