The updated version of the biography Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, in which journalists who are experts in the royalty Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand tell the story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, just revealed new details about the allegations that Meghan de Sussex he intimidated Buckingham Palace staff.
Just four days before the controversial interview of Meghan and Harry of Sussex with Oprah Winfrey aired, the newspaper The Times of London published two articles accusing the Duchess of Sussex of bullying Buckingham staff members. The medium published e-mails in their reports, suggesting that a staff member had leaked the information to the press.
One of those emails was from former Sussex communications director Jason Knauf, who wrote to Kensington Palace’s private secretary Simon Case in October 2018. According to the biography, Knauf wrote that he was “very concerned” about Meghan’s behavior, stating that she was “able to intimidate two personal assistants outside the home during the past year.”
“The tratment of […] it was totally unacceptable, ”Knauf wrote. “The Duchess of Sussex seems determined to always have someone in her sights. Is bullying […] and looking to undermine your trust. We have received report after report of individuals who have witnessed unacceptable behavior towards […]”, Could be read in the e-mail published last March.
However, Scobie and Durand wrote that their sources “They confirmed that following the discovery of Jason’s email, two of the people mentioned in the email They requested that the accusations be dropped made to HR about their experiences with Meghan de Sussex”.
The Duchess of Sussex’s team denied the allegations in a statement to E! at that moment. “The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack her person, particularly as someone who has been bullied and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma. She […] he will continue to strive to set an example by doing what is right. “
Despite this, Buckingham Palace announced on March 3, an investigation into the allegations. “We are clearly very concerned for the allegations in The Times following claims made by the former staff of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “it said in a statement. “Consequently, our human resources team will investigate the circumstances described in the article”they added.
In June 2021, Buckingham noted that the investigation was still ongoing. On the other hand, Knauf will leave his current position in December as executive director of the Royal Foundation by William and Catherine of Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared the news on May 12, and their statement noted that “a planned international relocation” has “necessitated their decision to withdraw.”