Meghan Markle’s personal assistant quit after being reduced to tears by the royal’s demands, it has been claimed.
Melissa Toubati, 39, mysteriously handed in her notice after just six months with the Duchess of Sussex.
Now the reason she left her plum job in such a hurry can be revealed.
A source said: “Her job was highly pressurised and in the end it became too much. She put up with quite a lot. Meghan put a lot of demands on her and it ended up with her in tears.
“She is hugely talented and played a pivotal role in the success of the royal wedding. She’ll be missed by everyone in the household.
"Melissa is a total professional and fantastic at her job, but things came to a head and it was easier for them both to go their separate ways.”
News of the reason for her resignation comes amid a series of reports about 37-year-old Meghan’s unconventional treatment of royal staff.
Today it emerged she kicked up a stink ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry by demanding air fresheners in Windsor Castle.
The ex-Suits star was reportedly unhappy at the “musty” smell in St George’s Chapel – but courtiers said no.
Other sources have suggested Meghan has been dictatorial, often emailing staff requests at 5am.
It’s also been claimed her head-on approach even led to a fall-out with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate, 36, was reportedly left in tears by Meghan’s demands over Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress.
Harry and Meghan now plan to move to Frogmore House in Windsor rather than be Kensington Palace neighbours with Kate and Prince William, 36.
Melissa previously worked for Robbie Williams, 44, and wife Ayda Field, 39.
When she quit as Meghan’s PA, a palace source was authorised to praise her and the role she played organising May’s royal wedding.
The run-up to it was detailed by royal biographer Robert Jobson in Charles At Seventy.
He claimed Meghan’s wedding preparations were so stressful Harry got ‘petulant’ with staff.
He wrote: “Raising his voice on occasion, Harry would insist: ‘What Meghan wants, she gets.’”
Yesterday one royal source leapt to Meghan’s defence: “She is simply not afraid to express her opinion.
“While many find her a little pushy there are many in the royal household who have quickly taken to her.”
The Palace declined to comment.
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