Meghan Markle has been accused of bullying at least two palace aides for the duration of her small tenure as a senior British royal.
Sources advised the Periods of London that the Duchess of Sussex sometimes lowered staffers to tears when she lived at Kensington Palace following her Might 2018 wedding day to Prince Harry.
In 1 alleged incident, a royal aide who had been anticipating a confrontation with Markle advised a colleague: “I can not halt shaking.”
Two senior members of the palace team ended up allegedly bullied into leaving their work, the United kingdom newspaper described.
A 3rd former aide mentioned they had been personally “humiliated” by the former Tv set actress.
An additional ex-staffer advised the Periods the problem felt “more like psychological cruelty and manipulation, which I guess could also be called bullying.”
The couple’s communications assistant at the time, Jason Knauf, described the habits in October 2018, seemingly in an hard work to protect the staffers, the report mentioned.
“I am quite worried that the Duchess was capable to bully two PAs out of the house in the previous year. The treatment of X* was totally unacceptable,” the HR criticism examine.
“The Duchess appears to be intent on generally acquiring someone in her sights,” Knauf reportedly ongoing. “She is bullying Y and trying to find to undermine her confidence. We have had report right after report from folks who have witnessed unacceptable habits in direction of Y.”
He added: “I continue being worried that very little will be done.”
The paper’s resources mentioned Buckingham Palace was much more worried about producing the problem go absent rather of addressing it.
“Senior folks in the house … understood that they had a problem wherever members of team, notably younger girls, ended up becoming bullied to the level of tears,” 1 particular person mentioned.
“The institution just protected Meghan frequently. All the males in gray suits who she hates have a large amount to response for, due to the fact they did absolutely very little to protect folks.”
A spokesperson for the Sussexes said Markle, 39, denied all promises of bullying, and was “saddened by this most current attack on her character, notably as someone who has been the target of bullying herself.”
The allegations arrive in advance of a inform-all job interview the pair did with Oprah Winfrey — in which Markle is poised to declare that daily life in the royal spouse and children was “almost unsurvivable.”
She and Harry, 34, will speak about their choice to leave the royal family and go to California with their baby son, Archie.