Meghan's Staff Revolt: Hollywood Duchess Is Having a 'Really Difficult' Time Attracting and Maintaining Employees for Lifestyle Brand

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Meghan Markle's brand is failing to launch.

Jun. 12 2024, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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Meghan Markle's American Rivera Orchard is failing to blossom thanks to a lack of applicants that meet the Duchess' standards.

"The result of Meghan's tough outlook is that she is having difficulties finding staff for her new brand — she wants them to be full of ideas of their own, but also totally compliant to her wishes," royal author Tom Quinn told a publication.

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American Riviera Orchard cannot find employees 'thanks to Meghan Markle.'

"Meghan has absolute self-belief... But to make her brand a success, she needs to take and accept advice and allow staff who know far more about these things to make some of the decisions," he added. "This is really difficult for Meghan, as she is not a natural delegator."

The scribe then expressed details of what made Meghan unpopular during interactions with royal servants during her 22-month stint as a working royal. "One of Meghan's biggest problems when she lived at Kensington Palace was that she believes that staff should jump, when they're told to jump she doesn't have the ultra-polite old-fashioned English habit of asking staff if they would mind ordering a pizza, or ringing for a car, or organizing a lunch."

This insight comes as American Rivera Orchard has failed to officially launch, with numerous analysts claiming this "lull in activity" is not a good sign.

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'It is too early to call it a flop, but that is what is coming,' a Hollywood insider said of the new brand.

"She is very upset about what is happening with this American Orchard Rivera; she is not happy about how it has been received," royal author Angela Levin told an outlet. "The jam was a bit of a laughing stock, she sent it off to about 50 friends and only a few replied."

"Everyone said that she is in a jam. It is not moving forward," she added. "She has had a lot of trouble finding a CEO to run it for her and she is having a lot of trouble finding a chef. Some of them have gone along to see how it is but they say she is so meticulous about everything."

Levin continued: "She's so demanding and they don't really want that. These are chefs who have good jobs, and they're not people who are learning."

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'Meghan's team will work overtime to try and spin the brand as a success when it doesn't look like that will be the case,' the insider added.

There is an additional uproar raging over Meghan's royal titles as King Charles has been "urged" to strip her and Prince Harry's royal links. The ex-working actress could become known as "Princess Henry" if her Duchess title is axed.

The British monarchy is rooted in centuries of male primogeniture, which means males take precedence in both titles and birth order, and this extends to the British nobility as well. Britain's six reigning queens only became "female kings" because no younger brother or male-line heir existed. Although a 2013 law signed by the late Queen Elizabeth II allows older sisters to now accede to the throne before a younger brother, names and titles would be a "quagmire" to sort out.

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'Nobody wants to work for her after the Archetypes debacle,' a PR expert shared.

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Daily Mirror reported on Quinn's remarks.

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