Meghan Markle, Prince Harry 'saddened' by bullying complaint

Andrew Cummings
March 4, 2021

It emerged that Jason Knauf, the Sussexes' communications secretary at the time, submitted a formal complaint in October 2018, describing her treatment of one employee as "totally unacceptable".

Meanwhile, the newspaper also reports that Meghan faces accusations of undermining the confidence of a third staff member.

Meghan Markle is reportedly saddened over allegations that she bullied royal aides.

"She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and what is good".

The interview with Winfrey, which will air in the USA on Sunday and in the United Kingdom on Monday, is expected to detail Harry and Meghan's short period as working royals together before they stepped down for a life in the US.

The couple's lawyers have told The Times they are "being used by Buckingham Palace to peddle a wholly false narrative" ahead of their interview with Oprah.

A report in the Times newspaper on Wednesday claimed the duchess faced a complaint when she was a working royal.

Winfrey released teaser quotes from her interview with the California power couple earlier this week suggesting some sensational dish was in store, promising viewers that "there is no subject that is off limits".

Harry shared a similar sentiment in an interview that aired last week with "The Late Late Show" host James Corden, saying he and Meghan left a "toxic" media environment in the United Kingdom.

Meghan replies: "I don't know how they could expect that, after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us".

According to the Times report, two un-named senior staff members also claimed that they were allegedly bullied by the duchess and another aide claimed it felt "more like emotional cruelty and manipulation".

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's sit-down with Oprah Winfrey airs on Sunday, March 7.

Reports state that the Palace in looking at examining all the allegations and is likely to speak to everyone who is involved in the case.

"The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace", according to the statement. The bullying allegations - which are vigorously denied by the couple - are being investigated.

CBS has already offered a glimpse of what to expect from the conversation, with Prince Harry revealing that life has been "incredibly tough" for him and Markle in the shadow of the British press.

ITV has won the bidding war to air the interview in the United Kingdom, with the network announcing on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday that it would be screening the programme next Monday.

The pop said Meghan gets slammed for speaking her truth always, adding that he gets upset whenever the royal family tries to silence her.

The CBS primetime special is airing on Sunday in the U.S., with the royal household braced for the show's revelations as the Sussexes discuss their life within the royal family and their exit from the working monarchy.

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