Society for Case Research MBAA 2023

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Monika L. Hudson, Keith O. Hunter

Royal Family Pain

They say lightening never strikes twice, but in this case, it has hit again and again. Graciously invited to join one of the most famous families and family businesses in the world, Meghan Markle indicated she knew it would not be easy but, like Diana, Fergie and Kate before her, she was up for the task. But, little more than two years later, following the birth of their first child, Harry and Meghan were out – withdrawn from the family business at their own request. Were Harry and Meghan just naïve or, based upon past experience, should the family business leadership team have provided more support to bring a new member on-board?