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Entertainment

Web Desk
March 4, 2021

Buckingham Palace to unearth the truth about Meghan Markle 'bullying' allegations

Entertainment

Web Desk
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Buckingham Palace has decided to launch a probe into the allegations that Meghan Markle bullied several staff members.

The Times published an article on Tuesday citing sources who said that the complaint claimed the Duchess of Sussex drove out two personal assistants from her Kensington Palace household and undermined the confidence of a third staff member.

Buckingham Palace on Wednesday issued a statement over 'latest attack on Meghan Markle's character', saying its HR team will examine the circumstances of the allegations of bullying.

The statement from Buckingham Palace said: "We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

"Accordingly our HR team will look into the circumstances outlined in the article. 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 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."

Jason Knauf, the Sussexes' then communications secretary, reportedly made a bullying complaint in October 2018 in an apparent attempt to force Buckingham Palace to protect staff.

In response to the allegations, Meghan Markle's spokesman said: "The duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma."

The Duchess of Sussex, who will sit down alongside husband Prince Harry for a brand-new interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, categorically denied the claims against her.