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Buckingham Palace Launches Bullying Investigation Towards Meghan Markle Forward of Her Bombshell Oprah Interview

Buckingham Palace Launches Bullying Investigation Against Meghan Markle Ahead of Her Bombshell Oprah Interview


(LONDON) — Buckingham Palace mentioned Wednesday it was launching an investigation after a newspaper reported {that a} former aide had made a bullying allegation in opposition to the Duchess of Sussex.

The Instances of London reported allegations that the duchess drove out two private assistants and left employees feeling “humiliated.” It mentioned an official criticism was made by Jason Knauf, then the communications secretary to Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry. He now works for Harry’s elder brother, Prince William.

The palace mentioned it was “clearly very involved” concerning the allegations.

It mentioned in a press release that the palace human sources staff “will look into the circumstances outlined within the article” and would search to talk to present and former employees.

“The Royal Family has had a Dignity at Work coverage in place for numerous years and doesn’t and won’t tolerate bullying or harassment within the office,” it mentioned.

American actress Meghan Markle, a former star of the TV authorized drama “Fits,” married Harry, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, at Windsor Fortress in Might 2018. Their son, Archie, was born the next yr.

In early 2020, Meghan and Harry introduced they have been quitting royal duties and transferring to North America, citing what they mentioned have been the insufferable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. They just lately purchased a home in Santa Barbara, California, and expect a second youngster.

The bullying allegations have been reported 4 days earlier than the scheduled broadcast of an Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan, which is anticipated to attract an enormous viewers. It additionally comes lower than two weeks after the palace introduced that the couple’s break up from official duties can be last.

A spokesman for the duchess mentioned she was “saddened by this newest assault on her character, significantly as somebody who has been the goal of bullying herself and is deeply dedicated to supporting those that have skilled ache and trauma.”

In a 30-second clip launched by CBS Wednesday night time, Winfrey asks Meghan how she feels concerning the palace “listening to you communicate your fact in the present day?”

“I don’t understand how they may anticipate that in spite of everything of this time we might nonetheless simply be silent if there was an energetic function that the agency is enjoying in perpetuating falsehoods about us,” Markle says. “And if that comes with threat of dropping issues, I imply, there’s been lots that’s been misplaced already.”