Meghan Markle 'saddened' after Royal aides accuse her of bullying
Former actress Meghan Markle, who will appear with husband Prince Harry in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, responded to allegations of bullying leveled by aides of the Kensington Palace. The Duchess of Sussex has been accused of bullying staff members, to an extent that they cried, during her stay at the Palace, The Times reports. She responded soon after the accusations surfaced.
What are the allegations against Markle?
The damning allegations painted a poor picture of the 39-year-old. She is accused of forcing two staff members to quit their job. She also faces allegations of humiliating a third one. One of the former aides was reportedly anticipating a confrontation with Markle and had told her colleague, "I can't stop shaking." The situation was dubbed as "bullying" by another ex-staffer.
A statement was released soon after the allegations garnered attention
Responding to the allegations, the Sussexes released a statement, shared on Twitter by Omid Scobie, Royal Editor of Harper's Bazaar US. "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, (sic)" the statement read.
The statement spoke about compassion
"She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what," the statement added.
You can read the full statement here
Teaser of interview caused 'mounting concern' among the Royals
This development comes days before the much-anticipated interview is supposed to air. Reportedly, the teaser of the interview has caused "mounting concern" among British Royal family members. "Harry and William (his elder brother) have not spoken for some time, and Meghan speaking about their relationship or relationships with the Royal Family to Oprah will not help matters," Daily Mail reported citing sources.