The difficulties of the Duchess of Sussex to hold the staff are well documented, but Meghan is not the only sorrow of the royal palace.

I hear the Duchess of Cambridge has dismissed one of her most faithful aides. 32-year-old Sophie Agnew has worked for Kate for seven years, and the release is said to have shocked her friends and family.

"Sophie worked so hard for Kate," one of her friends tells me. "She loved her job and made many sacrifices."

The Duchess of Cambridge fired one of her most loyal collaborators, Sophie Agnew (right)

The Duchess of Cambridge fired one of her most loyal collaborators, Sophie Agnew (right)

The timing of the redundancy should have contributed to the unrest. "Sophie just married and returned from her honeymoon," adds the friend.

"Everyone was really shocked because it was so unexpected. It seems to be an extreme cost reduction. & # 39;

The 32-year-old Sophie is like Kate art historian in St. Andrews. She was held responsible for the Duchess' personal assistants.

Sophie, who married the director of the insurance company Stuart Hill, is the second prominent helper she left as soon as she made the knot.

The Duchess' private secretary, Rebecca Deacon, left office in 2017. Miss Deacon, who was often discreetly behind her royal boss during engagements, played an important role in the wedding of the Duke and Duchess.

She was discovered in 2016 when she carried Williams's red and blue suitcase with his cipher and a large longchamp bag

She was discovered in 2016 when she carried Williams's red and blue suitcase with his cipher and a large longchamp bag

Sophie was seen regularly by Kate's side and never minded doing minor tasks.

She accompanied the couple on their travels to Australia and New Zealand in 2014 and often accompanies the royals on their international travels.

She was discovered in 2016 when she carried Williams's red and blue suitcase with his cipher and a large longchamp bag on her journey through Bhutan.

Palace sources declare that Sophie is a victim of the great separation between Prince William and Harry.

The brothers and their wives were expected to set up a "Fab Four," but that soon changed after Meghan married into the royal family.

Palace sources declare that Sophie is a victim of the great separation between Prince William and Harry

Palace sources declare that Sophie is a victim of the great separation between Prince William and Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Kensington Palace to find a new home in Windsor. Their households and their charitable foundations have split up.

"It's true that Sophie left after seven years of service," affirms a senior source. & # 39; Your role has been dismissed due to the division of households.

"She will not be replaced."

A spokesman for Kensington Palace declines to comment. Sophie is similarly discreet.

Model sisters Cara and Poppy Delevingne were busy introducing their new Los Angeles home with a stripping bar.

And now their developer father Charles and her mother Pandora have their own party block.

This week, they moved into a five-story home for 10 million pounds in South Kensington after neighbors had spent three years performing "hellish" construction.

It includes a swimming pool, a sauna, a gym and an underground cinema. A friend tells me, "They are happy to finally move in."

The smart set speaks of … Net-a-Porter heiress Bella

Isabella Massenet wants to make a name for herself in the fashion industry

Isabella Massenet wants to make a name for herself in the fashion industry

Dame Natalie Massenet brought high-end fashion to the masses with the phenomenally successful retail website Net-a-Porter.

Now her daughter Isabella hopes to make a name for herself in the industry.

I can show that the 19-year-old, known by friends as Bella, was signed by IMG Models, the agency that represents Kate Moss and the omnipresent sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid.

Bella was educated at the French Lycee in South Kensington and spends her holidays in the Hamptons with the Delevingne sisters. She is now in her second year at the University of California.

The willowy brunette, whose father is Natalie's first husband, financier Arnaud Massenet, has just launched her debut campaign for SKIIM London.

It is a brand for sustainable luxury, founded by her stepmother Caroline Sciamma-Massenet, who married Arnaud after his divorce from Natalie.

Bella says: & # 39; It was so much fun to work with me [her], & # 39;

The student also likes to stand behind the camera: she is a promising photographer who shot a cover of the Rollacoaster fashion magazine last year.

John Humphrys misses his 19-year-old son Owen

John Humphrys misses his 19-year-old son Owen

The retirement of Radio 4 after 32 years is not the biggest change in John Humphrys & # 39; life.

The BBC Rottweiler has announced that it suffers from an empty-nest syndrome after his son Owen, 19, has moved out.

"My life has changed irrevocably because my youngest child has left home to go to university," he sighs. "You do stupid things like buying your favorite biscuits and then find out he's not there to eat them.

"And every time the phone rings or a text rings, pretend you would not hope it will be." Old Softie!

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