An internal probe into allegations of bullying was launched by Palace assistants last March after allegations Meghan’s behavior had led to two personal assistants quitting their jobs and a third losing confidence in himself
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Buckingham Palace is accused of burying an inquiry into bullying allegations against the Duchess of Sussex.
Only four or five members of the Sussexes’ team of 25 have been approached in the year since the inquiry was launched, the Daily Mail reported.
Those who were called to testify have reportedly not heard from him since last summer.
The palace has not released the findings of the investigation and it is unclear when they will come out.
A source said the Daily Mail : “This should have been an opportunity to do the right thing. Now it looks like they’re doing nothing instead.
“It was a very difficult situation for everyone involved, but the Palace is a very powerful institution and there clearly seems to be a cultural issue of not dealing with bullying, particularly given some of the allegations about the way Prince is treated Andrew is said to have treated his staff over the years.”
An internal investigation into allegations of bullying was launched by Palace officials last March.
It has been alleged that Meghan Markle’s behavior caused two personal assistants to quit their jobs and a third to lose confidence in themselves.
The Duke and Duchess’ former chief communications officer, Jason Knauf, reportedly submitted an email alleging unacceptable behavior by the Duchess in 2018.
It is said to have been the spark that prompted Prince William to separate his household from the Sussexes.
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Historian Robert Lacey claims an angry phone call between the brothers ended with Harry hanging up as they quarreled over claims the Duchess of Sussex left at least one worker suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the “toxic” environment .
William “freaked out” on hearing the allegations and later instructed his private secretary, Simon Case, to start dividing up their households “immediately,” it said.
The claims have been branded a “calculated smear campaign” by the Sussexes, who have vehemently denied any wrongdoing.
In a statement released in March last year, Harry and Meghan said: “We are disappointed that this defamatory portrayal of the Duchess of Sussex is being given credence by a media outlet.
“It is no coincidence that distorted, multi-year-old allegations aimed at undermining the Duchess are being leaked to the British media just before she and the Duke are expected to speak openly and honestly about their experiences over the past few years.
“In a lengthy legal rebuttal letter to The Times, we have fully addressed these libelous allegations, including false allegations regarding the use of gifts lent to the Duchess by the crown.
“The Duchess is saddened by this recent attack on her character, especially as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.
“She is committed to continuing her work to build compassion around the world and will continue to strive to set an example of what is right and good.”
The palace this week refused to comment on the status of the investigation.
When the allegations of bullying broke, a palace spokesman said: “We are clearly very concerned by the allegations in the Times following allegations by former employees of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“Accordingly, our HR team will review the circumstances described in the article. Staff involved at this point, including those who have left the household, will be invited to participate to see if lessons can be learned.
“The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work Policy for a number of years and will not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/buckingham-palace-accused-trying-bury-26725147 Buckingham Palace is accused of 'burying' the probe into Meghan Markle's bullying allegations