'She's so demanding!' Meghan Markle 'having problems' finding a chef for lifestyle brand

'She's so demanding!' Meghan Markle 'having problems' finding a chef for lifestyle brand
Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 04/06/2024

- 19:33

Updated: 05/06/2024

- 06:32

In March, Meghan announced American Riviera Orchard by launching its Instagram

Meghan Markle has had a "lot of trouble" finding people to help her with her new lifestyle brand, according to a royal commentator.

In March, Meghan announced her new lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, and details about the company are still scarce although it has been revealed that it will focus on home, garden, and general lifestyle content.

Speaking to GBN America, royal biographer Angela Levin said that the duchess is at a "stalemate" with the business venture.

She said: "She is very upset about what is happening with this American Orchard Rivera, she is not happy about how it has been received. The jam was a bit of a laughing stock, she sent it off to about fifty friends and only a few replied.

"Everyone said that she is in a jam. It is not moving forward. She has had a lot of trouble finding a CEO to run it for her and she is having a lot of trouble finding a chef. Some of them have gone along to see how it is but they say she is so meticulous about everything.

"She's so demanding and they don't really want that. These are chefs who have good jobs, and they're not people who are learning.

"So it's a bit of a stalemate, but she has got 150 things on her link, and she's applied for a global patent.

"Some of the things [she will be selling] are fabric gift wraps, cocktail napkins, meditation maps, pillows for household pets, a whole range of things from A to Z.

"We'll have to see how she gets on. I think she's she's finding it much more difficult than she thought.

"I think she thought she would sail in and everybody would think it was wonderful, which I think she does a lot about herself. But actually it's jolly hard work."


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