On Tuesday, The Times in the U.K. claimed that Meghan Markle faced a bullying complaint made by one of her close advisers during her time as a working royal at Kensington Palace — something her office has strongly refuted.
According to The Times, Jason Knauf who served as communication secretary to both Meghan and Harry, called out the former actress for her “totally unacceptable” behaviour towards several Kensington Palace staff back in 2018. The accusations are included in a email which has just been leaked.
According to his electronic correspondence with other royal staff, Jason – who now heads Meghan & Harry’s charity organisation Archewell – appealed to the HR department to take action against Meghan, or risk more incidents.
Genuine bombshell from The Times tomorrow revealing the full details of bullying claims against Meghan during her time at Kensington Palace.
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) March 2, 2021
But despite the sensational claims, Meghan & Harry’s representatives have stated the allegations are nothing more than a ‘smear campaign’ being launched at the couple. This is ahead of their highly-anticipated tell-all with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, 7 March.
In a statement to The Times, the Sussex’s reps said; “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.
— CBS (@CBS) March 1, 2021
Meghan & Harry’s exclusive bombshell interview is said to have greatly upset the Royal Family, and in particular Queen Elizabeth herself
The monarchy are also allegedly annoyed that the interview will air whilst the queen’s 99-year-old husband; Prince Philip lays seriously ill in a London hospital bed.
Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special will air on Sunday, March 7 on CBS, a US cable channel
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