Meghan Markle faced complaints of alleged bullying during her time at Kensington Palace, The Times has claimed. The Duchess of Sussex has vehemently denied the allegation she drove two personal assistants out of the royal household as the “latest attack on her character”. ITV’s Good Morning Britain Chief Correspondent, Richard Gaisford, reported on the details.
He told viewers: “It comes from people inside the royal circles, people working with the Royal Family at the time.
“The Times says they wanted to potentially put a fuller picture of what life was like since Meghan Markle fully appeared on the scene back in 2017 until the point that she and Prince Harry left for America in 2020.
“It does build quite a shocking picture of what was happening inside Kensington Palace, in particular.”
He went on to characterise the Times allegations as “a number of stories of harassment, bullying and control that led to the departure of two personal assistants”.
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Mr Gaisford continued: “There are a number of complaints about the behaviour and attitude of Meghan Markle at the time that were seen as quite high levels.
“Now Buckingham Palace are not discussing the story at all, not confirming or denying any of the allegations.
“They’re making no statement on this.
“There is, of course, a statement from the Sussexes out in Los Angeles.”
The Times reported more specifically that “the Duchess denies bullying”.
The Sussexes issued a larger response to the paper via a legal letter over more allegations brought forward.
Their spokesperson statement read: “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.”