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Are Wills and Kate about to lose a top aide? Kate’s assistant handed honour given to ex-employees

Are Wills and Kate about to lose a top aide? Duchess’s personal assistant is handed New Year honour usually reserved for former employees amid ‘feud’ that has seen Meghan and Harry shed staff

  • Kate Middleton’s personal assistant included in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 
  • Announcement sets Twitter ablaze with rumours about PA’s possible departure
  • Honour typically given to royal staff members ‘after some years of service’

Natasha Archer was made a member of The Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2019

Speculation is mounting that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s personal assistant could be leaving the Royal Family after she was included in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2019.  

Natasha Archer was made a member of The Royal Victorian Order (MVO), which recognizes distinguished personal service to the monarch of the Commonwealth realms. 

The Order has earned itself a dubious ‘kiss of death’ title for being awarded to royal staff members on their departure. 

The announcement sent fans of the royals into a Twitter frenzy, with many suggesting that it could be a sign of the assistant’s impending exit from the royal family.   

One user commented: ‘So Natasha is leaving ???’ 

Prince William (right), Kate Middleton (centre) and Natasha Archer (left) watch a rugby match in Sydney, Australia

Prince William (right), Kate Middleton (centre) and Natasha Archer (left) watch a rugby match in Sydney, Australia

Gert’s Royals, a blogger about the royal family, sought to quell the excitement by tweeting that it was customary for staff members to get an honour after ‘some years of service’. 

‘And I think when someone is leaving they are typically given the honour after they leave. Not before.’ 

Archer has been at the side of Prince William and Kate Middleton since her joining the Royal Family in 2007.

Gert's Royals, a blogger about the royal family, sought to quell the excitement by tweeting that it was customary for staff members to get an honour after 'some years of service'

Gert’s Royals, a blogger about the royal family, sought to quell the excitement by tweeting that it was customary for staff members to get an honour after ‘some years of service’

Serving as Kate’s stylist and personal assistant, the 30-year-old has become one of the most recognisable faces among the royals.

Last week, she and her royal photographer husband Chris Jackson welcomed their son Theo to the world. 

Kensington Palace have been contacted for comment. 

Natasha Archer and her royal photographer husband Chris Jackson welcomed their son Theo to the world on December 22

Natasha Archer and her royal photographer husband Chris Jackson welcomed their son Theo to the world on December 22

 

  

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