Buckingham Palace launches investigation into claims Meghan Markle bullied staff

Publish Date
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 1:43PM

Buckingham Palace has today released a statement sharing their intent to investigate claims of bullying against the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

According to the Times, the complaint was made in October 2018 by communication secretary Jason Knauf who worked for the Sussexes.

The complaint alleges Meghan drove two personal assistants out and was undermining the confidence of another staffer, the newspaper reported.

The statement from Buckingham Palace said it was "clearly very concerned" about the allegations and that it does not tolerate this kind of alleged behaviour in the workplace.

The statement read: "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."

However, lawyers working for Harry and Meghan said the claims are based on "misleading and harmful misinformation".

Meghan'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.

"She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good."

The report comes just days before Meghan and Harry's two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey is due to be aired. 

 

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.