Happy hump day, it’s time to dig into some Royal Drama. Let me take you back to March 2021, just mere days before * that * Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah, when a royal aide alleged that Meghan bullied her and “drove two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member. ” For many, the timing of this exclusive felt, well, convenient.
After this, there was an investigation into the alleged palace bullying and promises that the full report would be released once the investigation was concluded. But no report ever emerged, prompting chatter that Queen Elizabeth II “buried” it.
According to Entertainment Tonight‘s royal expert Katie Nicholl, “Everything that I’m hearing at the moment out of the palace, is that the Queen does not want any more drama. She just does not want any more dirty linens aired in public.”
Nicholl explained that the Queen’s motive is to “limit any further damage” to all who are involved, from the monarchy, to the staff members who spoke out, and to Meghan.
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“Well, it’s been speculated that the reason that this investigation is not going to essentially see the light of day, at least in public, is to protect those who spoke out and made these allegations of bullying against the Duchess of Sussex, to protect their privacy, to protect their anonymity, “said Nicholl. “And there is some speculation that this would not have been particularly pleasant reading for the Duchess of Sussex, and possibly she’s being protected in all of this as well.”
It’s certainly worth noting that Meghan and Harry denied the allegations via a spokesperson’s statement and called them a “calculated smear campaign.”
“The duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma,” part of the statement read.
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