Buckingham Palace said it would investigate allegations that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was bullied by several of its employees, after a press report quoted royal assistants as saying that a complaint was filed against her in 2018.
The Times reported, citing sources who said that the complaint alleged that the Duchess had removed personal assistants from her Kingston Palace home and undermined the confidence of a third employee.
The sources also said they contacted the newspaper because they felt that the Duchess’s account that had appeared publicly was only partially true and that they were concerned about how bullying issues would be handled.
Buckingham Palace said it was “extremely concerned” about the allegations in the report, adding: “Accordingly, our Human Resources team will consider the circumstances described in the article. Members of the staff involved at that time, including those who have left the family, will be invited to participate to find out.” Whether lessons can be learned. ”
The statement continued: “The royal family has had a policy of dignity at work in place for a number of years and does not tolerate and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace.”
For her part, Markle responded to these reports, saying that she is the victim of a smear campaign by men of the royal court.