Kate And William's Former Aide Left This Parting Tribute

Prince William and Kate Middleton reportedly have a close group of staffers who help them run their busy schedules and keep everything straight. However, it may not be an easy environment to work in. The Kit reports that the Glassdoor reviews of working within the royal household are mixed. One review by an unverified "personal assistant" reads, "The royals themselves are very lovely, exceptionally hard workers, and generally a delight to be around." However, the post notes that there is "a slight bullying culture between new staff and more experienced staff."

One of the staff members that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have relied on over the years has been the CEO of their charitable foundation, Jason Knauf. The staffer worked for William and Kate for seven years before announcing that he would be leaving his role within the royal household at the end of 2021. Knauf also previously made headlines for allegedly being the person who made bullying claims against Meghan Markle that were leaked to the press just days before Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Now, Knauf is speaking out about his exit from William and Kate's staff.

Jason Knauf paid tribute to Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton recently said goodbye to Jason Knauf, one of their senior staff members. Knauff started out as a communications secretary for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and later rose to become the CEO of their charity, per The Kit. Knauf announced that he would be leaving his job at the end of 2021, and has since written a glowing tribute to Prince William and Middleton via his LinkedIn profile, The Express reported.

"As a new year begins, a chapter closes for me," Knauf wrote. "After seven years working for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace and the Royal Foundation I am moving to India to join my husband on a diplomatic posting. Serving as communications secretary and then foundation CEO has been the privilege of my career. We've built powerful platforms like Heads Together, the Earthshot Prize, and the Centre for Early Childhood," he continued.

"I've travelled to 36 countries and to every corner of the UK and I've made amazing new friends along the way. I've been so proud to support the unique, optimistic leadership of the Duke and Duchess during a period where we've confronted a pandemic, the climate crisis, a seismic shift in our attitudes to mental health, and so much more," he added.

For their part, the Cambridges made a sweet statement revealing that they're sad to see Knauf go, and wished him the best in the future.