Meghan Markle will be the center of a bullying inquiry, but it will not happen this year.
Meghan Markle became subject to criticisms after she, reportedly, bullied several royal staff. This caused Buckingham Palace to launch an investigation to look into the statements.
However, it will not happen anytime sooner as it could be delayed for a year.
According to The Times, The Royal Household will not mention the claims against Meghan in the upcoming Sovereign Grant. The document includes the annual financial statement of the monarchy.
Per the news outlet, the investigation is still ongoing but could be mentioned in next year’s report instead. It could also be handled privately to fix things without public attention.
The Buckingham and Kensington Palace’s representatives did not confirm this news yet.
What the Claims Against Meghan Said
The damaging accusations rose before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down for the bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
During that time, the British press acquired the complaints of the palace staff against Meghan. This includes reports about how the duchess yelled at the employees due to minor infractions. She also, reportedly, made high demands before her wedding to Prince Harry.
Meghan and her team already denied the claims. But they asked for any evidence to support the aforementioned claims.
“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,” a spokesperson for the couple said, as quoted by Fox News.
Despite their denial, Buckingham Palace revealed that it launched a human resources investigation to find the truth.
Per the representative, the monarchy feels very concerned about the accusations. Still, their HR team will look into the details to find out what happened.
Meanwhile, it assured that the members of the staff – including those who already left the Household – will still be invited to the investigation.
“The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace,” the statement went on.
Despite delaying the internal investigation, an external law firm started to investigate the allegations already.
This could be stressful for Meghan, who recently gave birth to their second child, Lili, whose name caught everyone’s attention. The daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.