The inquiry into allegations
that Meghan bullied her staff will never be published – and
participants are fuming.Some are said to be “deeply disappointed”, feeling like the
report has been “buried”, according to The Times.
And some claim they were never
informed that the inquiry had finished recently, let alone what the results
Accusations that the Duchess
had driven two personal assistants out of her household surfaced last
year – just days before Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, gave their “shocking”
and “tell-all” interview to Oprah Winfrey on US telly.
The Duchess of Sussex has
vehemently denied any form of wrongdoing, while royal insiders claimed she
caused “real stress and trauma” because of her behaviour.
Although the results of the
inquiry are top secret, the investigation did lead to changes in Buckingham
Royal sources said the palace
made adjustments “improving the policies and procedures” in its HR
The findings have been kept
hush-hush to protect the privacy of those involved and to limit tensions
between the Sussexes and the palace.
Courtiers insisted the inquiry
should “not be played out in public” to make sure all participants were
It’s also understood
that Buckingham Palace has no plans to make any public statement on
the inquiry, or even publicly acknowledge the resulting changes to its HR
One royal source told the
paper last year: “The actual worst incidences haven’t come out. There are some
harrowing stories to tell.”
It is understood the report
was paid for privately by the Queen and conducted by an independent
The inquiry launched
after an email from Meghan’s former press secretary, sent in October 2018
and later leaked to The Times, cast doubt on her behaviour.
Jason Knauf wrote he was
“very concerned” that Meghan “was able to bully two PAs out
of the household”.
He described her alleged
behaviour as “totally unacceptable”, adding that “the Duchess seems intent on
always having someone in her sights [and] I remain concerned that nothing will
A pair of senior staff members
also claimed to have been bullied by Meghan early last year.
Another former aide complained
they had been personally “humiliated” by the duchess.
In addition, it’s believed
Meghan’s former PA, Melissa Touabti, was involved in the investigation.
She left Kensington Palace six
months after Harry and Meghan’s wedding, reportedly “traumatized” by her
Meghan’s legal team completely
denied the serious accusations and her representatives said she was a victim
of a “smear campaign” by aides.
Her lawyer later appeared on
an episode of the BBC’s controversial documentary The Princes And The
Press to speak out about the incident.
Asked if Meghan was a bully,
Jenny Afia, of firm Schillings, replied: “Absolutely not.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
were not invited to participate in the inquiry.
Buckingham Palace declined to