Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince WIlliam and Kate Middleton at the Changlimithang Archery Ground in Thimphu, Bhutan, April 14.Reuters

The Duchess of Cambridge has lost an important person of her staff. Kate Middleton's media adviser Nick Loughran quit his job after a sticky situation arose at the Kensington Palace. According to several reports, Loughran, who worked for Middleton, her husband Prince William and her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, reportedly discharged himself of all duties after he began dating Prince Harry's assistant.

Rumours of Loughran and Prince Harry's assistant, Clara Madden's relationship were first reported in April 2016, months after Middleton's media adviser broke up with her personal assistant, Rebecca Deacon. Dubbed by many as the Duchess's "Girl Friday," Deacon and Loughran dated for two years. However, Deacon's ex-boyfriend's new relationship seems to have caused quite a bit of drama.

Palace sources told the Daily Mail, "Nick's relationship with Clara has become increasingly serious and it will give him a fresh start away from the royal hothouse."

Loughran, who has worked with the Royals for eight years, will join Freuds, a PR company started by Matthew Freud. His girlfriend Madden will continue to work for Prince Harry. Earlier, Madden, 29, was seen with the young royal at King's College Hospital in South London.

While Loughran, who handled media for several events such as jubilees, tours, weddings, polar explorations and the royal babies, is on his way out, his girlfriend's strong connection to the royal family has kept her rooted in Kensington Palace.

In fact, Middleton and Prince William met Madden's family when they visited her home country, New Zealand in 2014. Her mother Robyn was quoted as saying, "William said to me Clara is the star of the office."

Although it does seem as if Loughran quit over a love triangle in the Kensington Palace, Inquisitr reported that he planned to leave his job much earlier and that his relationship with Madden had no effect on his decision to leave the royals.

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