Meghan Markle bullying claims: Buckingham Palace poised for string of new complaints


BUCKINGHAM Palace is poised for a string of new complaints of historical bullying after launching an investigation into claims of bullying against Meghan.

Several ex-staff are considering coming forward and allege a “bullying culture” during their time in the Royal Household over the past five years.

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The palace was poised with new allegations of historical bullying, amid its investigation into claims against Meghan

The complaints are not about the Duchess but were allegedly reported at the time against other members of staff

Their allegations of bullying are not against Meghan but were said to have been reported at the time against other members of staff, a source told HOAR on Sunday.

They now hope their cases will be reopened, it is claimed. The palace this week ordered an investigation into allegations Meghan, 39, bullied personal assistants when she was a working member of the Royal Family.

Ex-communications secretary Jason Knuaf reported accusations Meghan forced out two personal assistants in October 2018. Others have since claimed they were left “shaking” with fear and “destroyed” by the Duchess.

Reopening the case, the palace said: “We’ll not tolerate bullying and harassment in the workplace.” HOAR on Sunday has been told at least five complaints made by staff by former workers could now be reviewed after Meghan.

One said: “There was a bullying culture existing among certain members of staff. But given the hierarchical structure people were scared to come forward.”

None of the bullying allegations reported over the past five years are said to have involved the Duchess of Sussex. It is said the complaints were issued and logged by email, letter or private consultation.

The palace reopened an investigation into Meghan’s treatment of assistants and insisted: ‘We’ll not tolerate bullying and harassment in the workplace’

Former staff are considering presenting evidence of a bullying culture during their time in the Royal Household over the past five years

A disgruntled ex-Palace staffer said: “There were a number of complaints still. The complaints were made to senior staff of the relevant households over the years.”

Another source added: “This has opened a can of worms. A number of staff who complained in the past will be seeking to take this further now the palace has made its statement saying it will not tolerate bullying.”

Buckingham Palace did not want to comment.

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