Did Duchess Meghan bully her staff? Law firm looking into serious allegations
London, UK - Buckingham Palace has reportedly hired an outside law firm to investigate bullying allegations against Duchess Meghan.
According to the PA news agency and broadcaster CNN, the law firm would reportedly assist Buckingham Palace's human resources department in investigating the allegations.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: "Our commitment to look into the circumstances around allegations from former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex is being taken forward but we will not be providing a public commentary on it."
Just before Oprah Winfrey aired her interview with Duchess Meghan (39) and Prince Harry (36), The Times of London reported that a bullying complaint against Meghan was circulating in the palace in 2018, not long after the couple's wedding.
According to the report, two of the former actor's personal assistants, among others, reportedly quit as a result of Meghan's treatment.
A spokesperson for the Sussexes described the allegations as a "calculated smear campaign."
Buckingham Palace had said in a response that its HR department would investigate the claims.
The palace said the family wanted to work through the allegations privately.
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