The former chief of staff to Prince Harry
and Meghan Markle
has spoken out about working with the couple.
Catherine St-Laurent, who joined the royals
foundation in April
2020 after working at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
and Melinda's Pivotal Ventures, told The Cut that her time with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
was an "incredible experience."
“They are incredibly talented and creative leaders,” she said in an article published Monday as part of the publication’s “How I Get It Done” series. “I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to do that, to be able to be with them on their journey; the time that I spent with them was incredibly fulfilling.”
St-Laurent, who joined the couple's advisory board in early 2021, said the duke and duchess "have the potential to be very influential leaders in the social-impact space
“I look forward to being a part of that in the future,” she said.
The royals made a splashy new hire just last week with the addition of Rebecca Sananes, who will join Archewell as their head of audio. Sananes, who works on Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway's podcast
, "Pivot," will start in August, according to Deadline.
After the birth of their daughter, Lilibet Diana
, last month, Harry and Meghan are currently on parental leave.
The Duke of Sussex, who returned to the United Kingdom
last week to help Prince William
unveil a statue of their late mother, spoke about being a father of two at the annual WellChild Awards last Wednesday.
According to Hello magazine, the royal told new father, musician Ed Sheeran
, that having two children
is "definitely a juggle."
“We’ve been lucky so far,” Harry said to another award attendee, “she’s very chilled and seems content to just sit there while Archie
is running around like crazy.”