Meghan Markle has only been a member of the royal family for about a week and she’s already been assigned someone to help her navigate her way through royal protocol.
The Queen herself has “lent” the Duchess one of her most trusted aides. Her name is Samantha Cohen and according to The Daily Mail, the “feisty Australian” earned the nickname “Samantha the Panther” because of her no-nonsense approach. And if you ask The Queen, it’s just the thing Markle needs to kick her into royal gear.
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Cohen, 49, is the Queen’s assistant private secretary. The Daily Mail reports she has 17 years of experience as part of the Queen’s top team who advises Her Majesty on a daily basis. Markle should be a breeze compared to this.
The married mother-of-three, who doesn’t mince her words, will guide Harry and Meghan through their first year of marriage and has already played a key role at the royal wedding and [the] Buckingham Palace garden party – [Markle’s] first appearance as Her Royal Highness.
Markle is said to be willing to “listen” under the mentorship of Cohen.
A source told The Times:
It will be six months of listening. She is seeking out advice from a range of people. She is going to proceed with humility. It is not going to be quiet, though. It is going to be a very busy office. She has worked every day of her life. She is used to a demanding schedule.