In a statement, Buckingham Palace said that the royal court will not tolerate bullying and humiliation in the workplace.
Buckingham Palace will investigate Meghan Markle’s alleged bullying of the palace staff. Meghan’s inappropriate behavior was revealed by former communications secretary Jason Knauf, who worked with Markle and Prince Harry in 2018. According to The Times, Knauf filed a complaint in October 2018, when Harry and Meghan were still living in England and working for the royal family, but the story has only now become public.
“We are concerned about The Times’s material, which follows allegations made by former employees who worked with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Our HR department will review the circumstances outlined in the article. The staff of the secretariat of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, including those who are no longer working at the court, will be invited to participate in the investigation, “ Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “The Royal Court will not tolerate bullying and humiliation in the workplace.”
Knauf, who currently heads Prince William and Kate Middleton charitable foundation, claims that Meghan kicked out two personal assistants and undermined the trust of a third employee. According to him, the palace staff was under unbearable pressure from Markle.
Harry and Meghan deny all the charges. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been the victims of a smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation,” a spokesman for the couple said. In turn, the lawyer of the couple noted that Buckingham Palace deliberately spreads false rumors ahead of the release of the couple’s interview with TV presenter Oprah Winfrey. In the issue, which will be released on March 7, Meghan and Harry spoke for the first time about their marriage, as well as about the reasons for leaving the royal family and moving to America.
Earlier, Harry and Meghan announced that they are expecting their second child.