The Duchess of Sussex reveals when she is due to give birth

Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after less than a year on the job

Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after less than a year on the job

It is understood that her Royal Protection Officer was anxious that Meghan wanted to be 'one of the people'.

The blonde bodyguard was put in the spotlight earlier during Markle and Prince Harry's trip to Australia, Fiji and Tonga, when she was forced to intervene due to crowd management concerns.

In November, Prince Harry and Meghan's private secretary Samantha Cohen was the first royal aide to announce her resignation, after working for the royal family for 17 years.

The bodyguard's name has not been identified, but insiders claimed that she is leaving the police force entirely.

Her decision to quit follows the departure of the duchess's personal assistant, Melissa Touabti, who left the palace past year after six months in the job.

The bodyguard, who has not been named for security reasons, has been head of Meghan and Harry's security for less than a year.

It is the start of a very busy week for Harry and Meghan, who is showing no signs of slowing down despite her pregnancy.

Her outgoing bodyguard, an unnamed Scotland Yard inspector, was the first woman to hold such a key role in keeping the British royals safe, according to the Sunday Times UK, which first reported on her departure.

Touabti was said to have been tasked with dealing with "the Markle debacle" ahead of the royal wedding, in which Meghan's father Thomas Markle staged photos with the paparazzi and then backed out of the wedding just days before.

'Even though she was a famous actress, she could still do what she wanted in the way of getting around freely.

The Duchesses of Cambridge and Cornwall both also have female personal protection officers on their security teams.

Kensington Palace did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment on the staffing changes.

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