29 May, 2017
A source from the Queen's Sandringham estate revealed Sadie, 35, had become overworked, and the prospect of moving with the Prince to Kensington Palace was the final straw.
Rice was a huge help for William and Kate.
Sadie Rice's decision is said to be in part due to the lack of a life she felt she had outside of her work for William and Kate.
Her responsibilities included cleaning, laundry, shopping and some cooking at the 10-bedroom Anmer Hall where William, 34, and Kate, 35, spend two-thirds of their time.
Like a modern day Cinderella, the Duchess of Cambridge went from being a commoner to a real life princess but now it seems she may have to don an apron once again after her top housekeeper suddenly quit.
Apparently, their main housekeeper has made a decision to quit her job and insiders revealed that there is nothing that "will change her mind" and make her come back.
Prior to working with the young royals, Rice served Norway's Prince Haakon and his wife Mette-Marit in Oslo.
Sadie Rice's decision is said to be in part due to the lack of a life she felt she had outside of her work for William and Kate
Will this new problem also affect Kate and William's already failing marriage?
Current Kensington Palace staff include housekeeper Antonella Fresolone and Prince George and Princess Charlotte's Spanish nanny, Maria Borrallo.
In the photo, taken by her mother Kate, Charlotte is seen wearing a yellow cardigan as she sits in the grounds of Anmer Hall, their family home in Norfolk.
The toddler celebrated her second birthday on 2 May and the Royals were inundated with cards and gifts for their daughter.
What is even more worrying is the fact that Kate and William look like their marriage is on the brink of failure.