Meghan Markle heads for ‘brutal showdown’ with Buckingham Palace over ‘bullying’ investigation – .

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Meghan Markle heads for ‘brutal showdown’ with Buckingham Palace over ‘bullying’ investigation – .


The Duchess of Sussex will issue a full rebuttal to a series of allegations she has ‘intimidated’ her staff by demanding that Buckingham Palace hand over a ‘point-to-point’ breakdown of the allegations.
Meghan, 39, has yet to be formally questioned about allegations she presided over a “toxic” work environment while at Kensington Palace, sources have revealed.

Relatives of the former actress have suggested the two sides are headed for a ‘brutal confrontation’, after two senior staff say they were intimidated by Meghan during her tenure as an active royal.

The Mirror understands that “at least 10” former palace staff are now “lining up” to help an independent investigation set up following the allegations.

The “review” of working practices conducted by an independent law firm was launched in March.

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Meghan is set to deny all allegations

Its findings were due to be announced in the annual sovereign subsidy report to be released on Wednesday, but the investigation is “ongoing” and may even be postponed until next year.

A source close to the investigation said: ‘The feeling is that this is heading towards a brutal confrontation between the Duchess of Sussex who would dispute all the allegations made against her.

“The Palace takes every allegation very seriously and wants to uncover the truth of the matter and make sure those who speak out deserve to be heard.

“But Meghan is adamant the staff weren’t up to their job and couldn’t take the pressure to work for her and figure out how she wanted things to go. “

The latest revelation follows a series of explosive statements in a revised version of the Battle of Brothers book by respected royal author Robert Lacey.

Lacey, who provides historic assistance to the Netflix show The Crown, claimed Prince William took steps to separate his home from that of his brother after allegedly hearing about Meghan’s behavior from royal staff.

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Meghan is adamant staff couldn’t face the ‘pressure’ to work for her, source says



Prince William has been claimed to have taken steps to separate his home from that of his brother

Meghan reportedly retorted ‘it’s not my job to pamper people’ when confronted with a senior assistant about her treatment of staff which left some in tears, says Lacey.

This added to the deep rift between the brothers which, according to royal sources, continues to this day, although the princes agreed to a truce before meeting next Thursday to unveil a statue at Kensington Palace of their deceased. mother, Princess Diana.

A complaint was filed in October 2018 against Meghan while she and her husband, Prince Harry, were living at Kensington Palace.

A leaked email sent by a member of staff, revealed by The Times, alleged that Meghan had kicked two personal assistants out of the household and undermined the trust of a third member of staff.

Buckingham Palace said it would investigate the allegations, adding that it was “very concerned” by the allegations.

The palace said it “does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment.”



Former staff have filed complaints against the Duchess
Former staff have filed complaints against the Duchess

He will speak to relevant staff members “to see if any lessons can be learned,” a statement added.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “We are clearly very concerned about the Times allegations following the allegations made by former employees of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. “

“Accordingly, our HR team will review the circumstances described in the article. Staff members involved at the time, including those who have left the home, will be invited to participate to see if any lessons can be learned.

“The Royal Household has had a policy of dignity in the workplace for several years and does not tolerate and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace. “

A spokesperson for the Duchess previously said Meghan was the victim of a ‘calculated smear campaign’ ahead of her revealing interview with Harry and talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said tonight: “The review is ongoing and we will not comment while it is still underway. “

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