Buckingham Palace to Investigate Meghan Markle over Staff Bullying

The Duchess of Sussex, Megan Markle, was accused of bulling royal aides. Those close to the pregnant royal reportedly say that she expected a fight after choosing to do a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. – By Sharon Maina

“We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” Buckingham Palace said in the statement. 

“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.” Buckingham Palace added.

After The Times article alleged that Meghan’s actions led to tears and humiliation among staffers, a spokesperson for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex addressed the claims.

“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,” it read. 

“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.” Said the spokesperson.

On Sunday, the Sussexes are set to air their tell-all with Oprah on CBS at 8 p.m. A new teaser for the special dropped on Wednesday evening concerning the bullying controversy. 

The pre-recorded clip shows Meghan saying, “I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that the firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.”