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Buckingham Palace to Investigate Allegations That Meghan Markle Bullied Royal Staff

Laura Beatham
Mar 04, 2021
03:50 P.M.

Buckingham Palace announced that there would be looking into allegations that Meghan Markle bullied and mistreated her former royal staff.

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A royal editor for The Daily Mail, Rebecca English, tweeted that Buckingham Palace is looking into the circumstances of claims that Meghan Markle bullied royal staff.

The Palace is very concerned about the allegations made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's former staff when they were living at Kensington Palace in 2018.

Meghan Markle pictured riding a carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, 2019, London, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan Markle pictured riding a carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, 2019, London, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Jason Knauf, the couple's former communications secretary, stated that Markle had mistreated and pushed two staff members, who were personal assistants, out of the household while she undermined another.

The Palace's statement stated that the former couple's staff members would be invited to participate in the investigation to see if lessons could be learned. The statement of the Palace reads:

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"Members of staff involved at the time, including those who have left the Household, will be invited to participate to see if lessons can be learned."

The statement continued and revealed that the Palace has had a "Dignity at Work policy" in place for several years. It does not, and will not, tolerate any form of bullying.

Knauf shared an email correspondence with Simon Case, Prince William's private secretary, in 2018, after conversations with the head of HR, Samantha Carruthers.

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The statement shared that the spokesperson was disappointed that the defamation of Markle was becoming credited.

Knauf said that Carruthers had agreed with him on all aspects of the situation and that it was a serious matter. He shared his concern that nothing would be done about the mistreatment.

A spokesperson for Markle shared that she is saddened by the attack on her character. They called it a smear campaign against the duchess as they said:

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"Let’s just call this what it is — a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation."

The statement shared that the spokesperson was disappointed that the defamation of Markle was becoming credited as media outlets were publishing it.

The spokesperson added that it was "no coincidence" that the few-years-old accusations to undermine the duchess were published shortly before the Sussexes are due to speak "honestly and openly" about their experiences.

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Prince Harry and Markle's 2-hour CBS special, an interview with Oprah Winfrey, will air on March 8, 2021. Markle will share her experiences of the pressures of marrying into the royal family.

The British media tabloids have slammed Markle since marrying her prince. While appearing on James Corden's show, Harry admitted it damaged his mental health.

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