Meghan Markle was accused of harassment in her time with the British monarchy
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, was the subject of a complaint for alleged workplace harassment of several aides in her time in London, already as part of the United Kingdom monarchy after her wedding to Prince Harry on May 19, 2018, publishes this Wednesday “The Times”.
The newspaper explains that it has been contacted by sources linked to the case, which it does not identify, who want to expose their version of the former American actress before she and Enrique appear on Sunday in an interview in the United States with the presenter Oprah Winfrey.
The alleged complaint against Markle, which has denied the facts, was raised internally, in October 2018, by the then communication secretary of the couple, Jason Knauf, who today works for Prince William.
Knauf sent an email to Simon Case, at the time the private secretary of Enrique’s older brother and currently head of the government of the Conservative Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and also contacted the head of Human Resources at the Palace, Samantha Carruthers.
According to “The Times”, he reported that two personal assistants of the Duchess were being victims of workplace harassment on their part, to the point that they eventually left their post, and a third member of staff was being “humiliated”.
According to the newspaper, Enrique implored Knauf to drop the case and, for its part, the Palace did not do anything concrete in relation to those complaints and to protect royalty.
“The Times” also reveals that Markle, who is expecting her second child, wore earrings that were a wedding gift from Saudi Prince Mohamed bin Salman to a formal dinner in Fiji in 2018, shortly after he was indicted by the United States. having ordered the assassination of dissident Jamal Khashoggi.
According to the London newspaper, at that time the duchess told her team to tell the press that the earrings were a loan, “despite being aware of their origin.”
In a statement to “The Times”, a spokesman for the Sussexes states that the information published today responds to “a calculated campaign” of defamation based on “misleading and harmful information”, and points out that “it is not coincidence” that it appears just when the couple are about to talk “honestly and openly about their experience in recent years.”
The spokesman explains that they have refuted the accusations in a legal letter to the newspaper, including those referring to “the use of gifts lent to the Duchess by the Crown.”
The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, especially as someone who has personally been the victim of harassment and who is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma, ”she stated.
According to the spokesperson, Meghan, who, along with Harry, separated from royal duties in 2019 to move to North America, will continue her work “to foster compassion in the world.”
With information from EFE