A probe into bullying allegations made against the Duchess of Sussex is now “complete”, according to a senior palace aide.
Meghan Markle has strongly denied any claims that she bullied her Kensington Palace staff as a working Royal.
According to People, Senior palace aide, Sir Michael Stevens, said, “This work was undertaken privately and had no [taxpayers’] Sovereign Grant money spent on it.”
He continued, “I can confirm, though, that this was a review of the handling of the allegations aimed at enabling the royal households to consider potential improvements to HR policies and procedures.”
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Stevens added, “The review has been completed and recommendations on our policies and procedures have been taken forward but we will not be commenting further.”
While the report’s finding won’t be made public, new recommendations such as encouraging “whistleblowing” will be put in place.
The claims first came to light after The Sunday Times of London published a major story about Buckingham Palace’s investigation over Markle’s alleged bullying of two senior staff members, which launched last March.
The publication claimed the information was received by sources with direct knowledge.
The investigation was privately funded by Queen Elizabeth, and was done by an independent law firm.
The Times cited that the palace’s reason for keeping the information in-house is to avoid further tensions between the duke and duchess of Sussex and the rest of the Royal family.
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A spokesperson for Markle denied all bullying claims, adding that the actress was “saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself.”
Many fans of Markle’s believe something isn’t adding up, noting how the Royals quickly leaked news of the investigation at the time, right before Markle and Harry’s bombshell Oprah interview last year, but now that they supposedly have the findings, they shied away from sharing.
The hashtag #RoyalFamilyLied previously trended on social media as fans strongly suggested that, had there been something found against Markle, the Royals would have swiftly leaked the information to clear their name.
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Accusing Meghan of bullying staff and publicly announcing you are opening up an investigation,2 days before she was going to expose you for neglect and mental abuse…now you don’t wanna release the findings cause you KNOW you lied…
That’s interesting #Theroyalfamilylied
— Myra (@SussexPrincess) June 19, 2022
#RoyalFamilyLied don’t let up 😤😤😤
You don’t smear someone and expect your smearing allegations to go quietly.
— FaRah (@JaJaFaRah1) June 19, 2022
So Buckingham Palace leaked the existence of a bullying investigation (4 days before the Oprah interview) but not the results? Excuse me but this is BULLSHIT. Meghan has been bullied by the RF and didn't say half what she went through on the interview #RoyalFamilyLied https://t.co/ID8JgnEsMW
— Julia (@Julia44993) June 19, 2022
Why is that #MeghanMarkle has never been accused of such behaviour until she worked for the #Royalfamilylied . Absolutely everyone who has met her&worked with her says she is the kindest and most considerate person. the real bully is #princewillam & KP staff who called her names! pic.twitter.com/aHEO3EsgNk
— Zuu SugaCane💃🏿🇿🇦🇳🇬🇬🇧❤️ Brazen Hussy💃🏿 (@Mrs_K_Suleiman) June 19, 2022
No one has a negative thing to say about meghan from before she got married. She gets married into a family with a history of abuse, backstabbing, manipulation and jealously and she’s all of a sudden an agent of chaos that managed to bully the entire monarchy? #RoyalFamilyLied pic.twitter.com/3KcyBayDoa
— Myra (@SussexPrincess) June 19, 2022