Palace sources revealed that the royal family buried an investigation into alleged bullying by Meghan Markle in order to keep the peace with Prince Harry, according to a well-respected royal correspondent.
Valentine Low, the Times’ royal correspondent, revealed the Palace’s decision in relation to Meghan Markle in an updated paperback version of his book “Courtiers.”
He wrote in the book, an extract of which waspublished in the Timeslast Friday (June 30): “The palace said it would not be releasing the outcome of the inquiry, or even revealing what lessons had been learnt, on the grounds of confidentiality.
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“But most people suspected that the real reason they were burying the report was to try to keep the peace with Harry and Meghan.”
Buckingham Palace previously confirmed that while an investigation was undertaken by outside legal counsel, it refused to publish its findings to protect the confidentiality of the people involved.
The Sussexes have taken flak over the bullying allegations for years, and have strenuously denied the claims.
Days before the not-so-royal couple sat down with Oprah Winfrey for their tell-all interview, emails from 2018 leaked in which two personal assistants alleged that Meghan Markle had bullied them so badly that they quit.
While the Sussexes said that the leak was part of a smear campaign designed to derail the Oprah interview, Valentine Low previously said that this claim was ludicrous.
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He told Fox News earlier this year: "Harry talks about the palace—and this is an allegation that Meghan's lawyers made when they responded to me—that this is an attempt at a smear by Buckingham Palace. Obviously, I'm not going to get into my sources for the story.
"That's a ludicrous allegation because, if you read what I wrote, Buckingham Palace does not emerge well from this. They messed up because they did nothing.
"These allegations of bullying were made and they just sat on it. So the idea that Buckingham Palace should put this out is a joke."
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