Buckingham Palace to investigate after Meghan accused of bullying staff

  • Buckingham Palace to investigate after Meghan accused of bullying staff

Buckingham Palace to investigate after Meghan accused of bullying staff

Royal aides have shocked with claims Meghan Markle faced a bullying complaint by her closest advisor during her time at Kensington Palace.

"And, if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean, I ... there is a lot that has been lost already".

As furious briefings and counter briefings were made, a senior palace aide branded the allegation that Buckingham Palace had been "pedalling a wholly false narrative" as "untrue and disingenuous".

With just a few days left to go for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey to be aired, CBS has been releasing a few teasers this week.

In the 30-second clip, Winfrey asks the duchess: "How do you feel about the Palace hearing you speak your truth today?"

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in 2019.

According to the Times of London report, the complaint claimed that she "drove two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member".

It alleges there had been "report after report" of "unacceptable behaviour" by Meghan towards a staff member.

"We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex", the palace said in the statement.

"The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace", read a part of the statement via the BBC.

Harry and Meghan issued a statement denying that she had bullied anyone. In scandals past, the palace was loath to comment on anything, let alone internal investigations of how royal family members - known informally as "the Firm" - treat their courtiers and servants.

Lawyers of Meghan and Harry have denied being part of any such meeting and also denied that the Duke of Sussex would have interfered with any staff matter. They were published after the interview was recorded.

We'll have to wait for the interview to find out exactly what "falsehoods" the couple believe have been put out by the palace.

According to the publication, the bullying allegations were detailed in an email by Mr Knauf following a conversation with palace human relations head Samantha Carruthers. "We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health", said Harry, who has recently waged legal battles with some British tabloids.

The royal household will be braced for the show's revelations as the couple discuss their life within the royal family and their exit from the working monarchy. ITV will air the special at 9PM on Monday, March 8.

In addition, it said Meghan wants to "continue her work building compassion around the world".

She will then be joined by Prince Harry, and the couple will speak about their move to the United States previous year and their future plans.

In reference to his mother, Princess Diana, he adds: "I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side because I can't begin to imagine what it was like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago".