Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday that it will investigate allegations of bullying by the Duchess of Sussex.
In a highly unusual statement, the Palace said it was “very concerned” by The Times’ report that Meghan Markle forced out two personal assistants and “humiliated” Kensington Palace staff many times.
It came hours after sources close to Meghan and Prince Harry suggested the bullying allegations were timed to undermine the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“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 Palace said in a statement.
In another statement shared with BAZAAR.com, Sussex-based representatives said Meghan was “saddened” by the attack on her character, especially as someone who was targeted for bullying and is deeply committed to supporting those who have suffered pain and trauma.
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) March 2, 2021
Since our story about Meghan's deal with @Oprah, @CBS says she will address "everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure".
Later, Oprah and Meghan are "joined by Prince Harry"
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) February 15, 2021