Working For Kate Middleton’s Mom Is Not Fun, Former Employees Reveal

Kate Middleton’s mom, Carole Middleton, runs a party-planning business. But while working for a party-focused outfit might seem fun, former employees have come forward with various complaints on how she runs the business.

One complaint from a former employee is how Carole sometimes tends to get carried away when sending emails. Kate’s mom reportedly sent an astounding 71 emails to a single employee in just one day. Unfortunately, it was not detailed just what was contained in those email, but many believed that such volume is a bit excessive even for a busy office.

Another unnamed former staff also revealed that company meetings could get uncomfortable at times. “I was quite high up and I'd be sat in meetings with Carole and there would be what seemed like full-on family arguments,” the former employee told Daily Mail. “It should be a professional environment and I was hearing things, personal stuff, that I shouldn't, things that should have been left at home.”

Carole reportedly required some of her staff to work even on weekends. While this is understandable in some cases, what irked a former employee is that she was never apologetic to the disruption she might have caused to her staff’s weekend plans.

“Carole's main job was to produce the quarterly catalogue – and she did a good job of it, but there were two occasions where people had to work throughout their weekend putting it together because she insisted on last-minute changes,” a former staff revealed. “There was never an apology, she just expected people to do it.”

But this style of management is not limited only to those working entry-level positions. Even a senior manager lasted only two years and had to quit in 2014 due to “the pressure-cooker environment,” the publication reported.

Meanwhile, another staff complained that their female boss’ finger-clicking style is unprofessional. “Once she clicked her fingers wanting someone to come over to her desk, which I thought was demeaning and unprofessional,” the ex-staff told Daily Mail. “I saw her doing it to others as well.”

While the former employees have a lot to complain about Kate’s mom, they don’t seem to have any problems with her dad at all. “He is an absolutely lovely guy and is seen as a bit of a father figure to everyone,” an ex-employee said.

“One year we had a fantastic Halloween campaign, our best ever. Mike sent a lovely email around congratulating everyone but his wife followed it up with an email reminding everyone there was too much stock left over – even though we had broken sales records.”

Michael and Carole Middleton The Parents of Kate Middleton, Michael and Carole Middleton, are in conversation as they watch on from the stands in centre court as Julien Benneteau of France is in action during the Men's Singles second round match against Kei Nishikori of Japan. Adam Pretty/Getty Images

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