Meghan Markle reportedly flew
into a rage at a PA because blankets were the “wrong shade of red” and her
outbursts left her entire staff on the verge of quitting, insiders claimed last
It comes after claims
the Duchess of Sussex bullied and humiliated aides at Kensington
Palace – which she denies.
Ahead of her bombshell
interview with Oprah Winfrey, royal aides insisted they had bent over backward
to accommodate Meghan.
But according to a report in
the Sunday Times, a former aide to one of the most senior members of the
royal family claimed “half the staff threatened to quit” over tensions
allegedly caused by the Sussexes.
Another Palace source claimed:
“The entire household was on the verge of quitting … it was drama, drama, drama
with those two.”
The former aide said one
incident that caused alarm occurred when Meghan hosted a shooting party at
Sandringham for Harry’s friends, shortly after their engagement.
She had ordered personally
embroidered red blankets for each guest, but was not happy with what she
“When they arrived, they
weren’t the right shade of red for Meghan and she went mental at Melissa
(Touabti),” the source said,
Melissa was Meghan’s former
personal assistant, who is alleged to have left “traumatised” because of
Meghan’s volatile behaviour.
Buckingham Palace is
investigating allegations Meghan was an “outrageous bully” to her staff before
she departed Britain last year.
Meghan also reportedly took
issue with the way in which the BBC’s Mishal Husain conducted she and Harry’s
“She complained it hadn’t gone
well, that Mishal (Husain) wasn’t empathetic enough, wasn’t warm enough,” said
Shortly before the wedding,
Harry is said to have been told off by the Queen for yelling at her royal
dresser Angela Kelly following a run-in with Meghan.
She is said to have complained
that a tiara she planned to wear could not be produced for an unscheduled hair
One source told The
Telegraph: “Angela told Harry it was priceless and couldn’t suddenly be handed
over at short notice. He was furious and shouted: ‘What Meghan wants, Meghan
gets.’ Suffice to say it didn’t go down too well.”
It was further claimed Meghan
had been given the first choice from the Crown Jewels – but that she had still been
The insider claimed: “They
insisted that they had the same inflation-adjusted budget for the wedding as
William and Kate – she got the choir she wanted, the dress, the carriage
procession, the tiara – she got everything she wanted but it still wasn’t
“She was constantly looking
for reasons to say she had been deprived. Also, she wanted drama from the very
Harry and Meghan tied the knot
at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2018 – with Telegraph claiming the
lead-up to the wedding was “hugely stressful” for everyone involved.