Meghan Markle Has Asked to See Any Bullying ‘Evidence’ That Buckingham Palace Finds in Their Investigation Against Her
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry have certainly had an interesting month. After almost a year of staying under the radar following their exit from the British royal family, the pair shared their experiences with royal life in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, Meghan spoke about the isolation she felt and the racism that she endured at the hands of the British press and tabloids. She also explained that when she went to the royal family for help, they offered none, leaving her to endure the abuse alone.
Just before the interview aired, Buckingham Palace revealed they were looking into allegations that Meghan had bullied her staff. Many people saw it as a calculated move due to the timing. Now, Meghan is requesting to see and “evidence” that the palace finds against her.
Meghan Markle has been accused of bullying her royal staff
Not even a week before the Sussexes interview with Oprah aired The Times of London reported some allegations from 2018 from the couple’s former communications secretary Jason Knauf. In the story, Knauf claimed that the duchess drove two personal assistants out of the household. He also claimed that the former actor undermined the confidence of a third staff member.
During this time, there were whispers that the royal staffers were struggling with Meghan’s “West Coast” mentality, where she sent early morning emails and liked to be more intricately involved in her schedule. There was also a decent amount of turn-over from her staff when she joined, but no bullying allegations were ever made public then.
The duchess has directly responded to the Times report. “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.” her spokesperson said via Marie Claire.
Buckingham Palace is looking into bullying allegations against Meghan Markle
Since there are whispers that the Palace planted this story with The Times, due to the intricate and delicate relationship between the royals and the tabloids, Buckingham Palace is taking these bullying claims seriously.
“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. “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 Palace is bringing in an independent team of lawyers to run the probe. While this is supposed to be a public investigation, Queen Elizabeth II has revealed that allegations of racism the Sussexes made against the royals will be made private.
Meghan Markle has asked to see any bullying evidence the palace finds against her
It appears that Meghan is done being silenced. According to Daily Mail, she has “written to Buckingham Palace demanding to see any documents, emails or text messages relating to the bullying complaint against her.”
The duchess’ request has now been turned over to Prince Charles’ office, whose “closest aides are now conducting a search of files,” the insider added.