Meghan Markle ‘saddened’ by bullying allegations at Kensington Palace
Britain’s Duchess of Sussex is saddened by allegations that she bullied staff at Kensington Palace.
The Times reported that a complaint was made in October 2018 by Jason Knauf who was the communications secretary at the time who alleged Meghan has driven two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third member of staff.
Her spokesman said ”The Duchess is saddened by the latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to those who have experienced pain and trauma”
The Times has reported that the lawyers of Prince Harry and Meghan had told the newspaper that it was “being used by Buckingham Palace to peddle a wholly false narrative” before the Oprah Winfrey interview. A spokesperson for the couple was quoted as saying: “Let’s just call this what it is — a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation. We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of The Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet.
“It’s no coincidence that distorted several-year-old accusations aimed at undermining The Duchess are being briefed to the British media shortly before she and The Duke are due to speak openly and honestly about their experience of recent years.”
The CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey will be screened on Sunday in the US and is expected to be shown in the UK on 8 March. The royal household is being braced for revelations from the interview, which will be an intimate conversation with no topic off limits, the couple will discuss their lives within the royal family and their decision to step down from royal duties.