Allegations that Meghan Markle potentially bullied her staff have been out in the open for a while now. Actually one of the staff members that was at the forefront of the claims no longer works with the royals. With Meghan and Harry in Los Angeles, it would seem natural that the scandal would ultimately just die out.
That’s not what UK sources are reporting though. Apparently, Meghan Markle is getting ready to present a multi-page document refuting the claims against her to Buckingham Palace officials. All of this potentially going down within Meghan and Harry’s July return to the UK.
Why Aren’t People Just Letting This Go?
As was mentioned before Meghan is in L.A., and not an actively working royal anymore. Why isn’t the palace letting this go? According to “The Mirror” there are at least 10 former Markle staff members that are assisting an independent probe which was set up to look into the bullying claims.
The findings of this independent probe were set to be published during the annual Sovereign Grant report. The investigation though is said to be ongoing and that’s why no information on the findings has been released just yet!
What Tax Payer Money Is Going To In The UK!
On a side note, if the findings of the investigation were set to be released during the annual Sovereign Grant report, that means taxpayer money was used for the investigation! According to sources, a private law firm was brought in to investigate these allegations. UK anti-monarchy groups are going to be sick to their stomachs reading this.
Taxpayer money is being used to look into something that seems like palace gossip. To add insult to injury Markle doesn’t even “work” at the palace anymore. It’s unclear what the palace seeks to gain from the investigation.
Meghan Is Not Going Down Quietly
As if this whole probe was not bizarre enough, it seems Meghan is also not going to forget and forgive. The Mirror says this about Meghan’s plans,
“The Duchess of Sussex will issue a complete rebuttal of a series of allegations that she “bullied” her staff by demanding Buckingham Palace hand over a “point by point” breakdown of the claims.”
The issue could come to a “bitter showdown” as many local news outlets are portraying it when the Sussex’s visit the UK in the upcoming days. This would effectively be Markle’s first UK visit since her move to Canada in early 2020.
Could Markle Face Legal Repercussions?
Technically the answer is yes! The only person within the Royal Family who essentially has a get out of jail free card is The Queen. She’s also sometimes used her powers to get friends and family out of trouble. She usually goes about this quietly though. Like in the case of Prince Andrew and his whole Jeffrey Epstein friendship.
Technically though former employees of Meghan Markle’s could file a lawsuit or some type of complaint towards their former employer. The palace probably got involved in the investigation to see how they can cover their backs if former employees really went the legal route. If Meghan gets thrown under the bus and has to answer in court for bullying staffers that could be all she wrote on the hopes of a reconciliation between the Dukes of Sussex and the House of Windsor!