Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have both offended and lost some of their staff members.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex are often pitted against each other. However, between the two, Markle faces more backlash and was deemed “demanding” and “difficult.”

Middleton and Markle have different ways when dealing with their staff. However, both have offended some of their aides and lost some of them in the process.

According to Ashley Pearson, Prince Harry’s wife offends her staff with her work ethics. Markle reportedly wakes up 5 o’clock in the morning and texts her team members about the things they need to do for that day. For the duchess she was just “getting her day set up” because celebrities do that, but the royal household has a different protocol.

“Royal staff members were certainly not expecting or happy to start getting a barrage of text message instructions at 5:30 every morning — and took great umbrage and offence at that,” Pearson explained. “So for her, I think she was a bit shocked, certainly, that within the royal family there’s a whole different protocol when it comes to speaking to staff.” 

However, Princess Diana’s former protection officer Ken Wharfe doesn’t believe that Markle is difficult to work for. He served Princess Dian and Prince Charles in the 80s and for him, Markle is just “like Princess Diana, who does not conform to royalty in a way that Kate does.” But he did not deny the fact that sometimes the job was difficult.

“There were difficult times of course, and mistakes invariably made but personally, I never felt burnt out. Staffers, from my experience were there for life, unless dismissed,” he explained.

On the other hand, Middleton has a different approach than her sister-in-law that also offends the staff. Middleton was so hands-on that it upsets the people working for her.

“Kate Middleton was doing a lot for herself, and that didn’t sit too well with staff,” Pearson added.

In November, three of Markel’s aides quit. Middleton had also lost some of her staff just like the Duchess of Sussex.

According to Pearson, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s head housekeeper and head gardener both quit after being assigned to Prince William and Middleton which many found surprising as both used to work for the Queen for years. There were rumors that Carole Middleton meddled in their duties, but there were no proof. However, Middleton’s being hands-on was given.