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Harry and Meghan Snag To Melinda Gates Staff Member To Head Their New Charity

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By Mario Perez

The show certainly must go on for Harry and Meghan following their departure from the Royal Family. The couple infamously let go of all of their London staff following their resignation. The idea that the couple had was to live a more "normal" life. Their idea of normal is probably not what most people imagine though.

They are still going to need some help around the house and help business-wise as well. That is why the couple has made the move to hire Catherine St-Laurent as the new chief of staff and executive director of their non-profit company.

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Who is Catherine St-Laurent?

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In the pop culture world, Catherine St-Laurent is not the most popular personality at all. Yet, she has been a main staple of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for almost a decade. It certainly seems like a decent hire for Meghan and Harry.

In an email that was leaked by Page Six Catherine mentions," Beginning next week I will be acting as Chief of Staff and Executive Director of the new non-profit enterprise for Meghan M and Harry. They are embarking on a new chapter themselves and I am thrilled to be able to play a supporting role in realizing their vision and enabling them to achieve impact on the issues that matter most to them.”

Back To The Basics

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The new foundation that is being set up by Harry and Meghan is yet to be fully flushed out. It is unclear what some of the main objectives of the organization are going to be. Of course, there are certain topics that have always been close at least to Harry's heart that would make sense for the organization to focus on.

Reports indicate though, that this not set out to be an excessively complex organization. The couple are looking to really get back to the basics of charity work and look after people who are less fortunate.

Why Chose Her

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After 9 years working in the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in pivotal roles. Catherine St-Laurent would certainly seem like a strong candidate for the position just based on those credentials. There is actually more of a human link between St-Laurent and the Sussex's.

She is Canadian and presumably, she was introduced to Harry and Meghan through their Canadian circle of friends. St-Laurent may even have a cordial relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. That familiarity with the Commonwealth may be what really won her the job!

The LA Move

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After much speculation on where exactly the couple would establish their permanent home, all roads seem to point toward Southern California. It makes sense on a lot of levels. Meghan is looking to continue her career. She is doing so in a big way narrating a Disney documentary about elephants.

As far as Harry goes, if his idea is to continue with his speaking arrangements this area would make perfect sense. Also, he may want to partner in a couple of business projects that are probably being developed as we speak.

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