Meghan Markle has suggested that the Buckingham Palace was “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and Prince Harry, in a clip from an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey released by CBS late Wednesday.
Asked by Winfrey how she felt about the Palace hearing her speak out, Markle replied: “I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there’s an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.”
The interview was recorded before the Times newspaper published allegations that Markle was subject to a bullying complaint while living in Kensington Palace.
The Buckingham Palace has said that it will launch a probe into allegations of bullying against Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. It also added that the royals were very concerned about these allegations.
The complaint claimed the former American actress had allegedly driven two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member, the newspaper report said. According to the Daily Mail, Meghan has been accused of driving out two PAs and shattering the confidence of one member of the Kensington Palace staff. The palace insiders apparently knew about this but did nothing.
The Royals had initially refused to comment on the matter, primarily because they are occupied with Prince Philip’s health who is still admitted in the hospital. However, the HR team of Buckingham Palace has now confirmed that it will launch an investigation into the allegations. The team said in its statement that the Palace has had a Dignity at Work policy in place for years and that policy does not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace. The team will also invite members of the staff, including those who are no longer in service, to see if details of the incident can be uncovered.
The allegations come almost at the same time as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all interview with American host Oprah Winfrey is to air. A clip of the interview, which will air on March 7, was released earlier last week and it appears that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will shine some light into their decision to quit royal life.