The split between Queen Elizabeth II of England and the Dukes of Sussex – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle – reached a climax last Thursday. The couple accused the British royal family of “maintaining untruths” and “starting a calculated” smear campaign “.
The allegation was made in a statement by the couple’s spokesman released this Thursday in response to news that the British royal family will be investigating suspicions that Meghan Markle may have abused her assistants while she was still at the Palace of Kensington lived in London.
“This is a smear campaign that is based on disinformation,” said the CNN spokesman, quoted by CNN. “We are disappointed that the media gives credibility to the defamation of the Duchess of Sussex.”
On Tuesday, The Times published an email from October 2018 in which an assistant to the Dukes of Sussex accused Meghan Markle of provoking the withdrawal of two employees from the Royal House and “undermining” the trust of a third employee – an assistant who had worked directly with Queen Isabel II for 20 years.
According to the Times news, Buckingham Palace has announced that it will be investigating the charges against Meghan Markle.
“The Royal House has had a policy of dignity at work for years and does not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace,” said the Buckingham Palace statement.
This week’s series of events – news of the prosecution of Meghan Markle and the announcement of the launch of an investigation by the British royal family – is set against the backdrop of an interview by the Dukes of Sussex with US presenter Oprah Winfrey on Sunday evening.
Leading up to the interview published on Wednesday, Winfrey asks Markle how he feels knowing that the British royal family will hear his version of the events of the past year.
“I don’t know what to expect after all this time. That we would be silent in the face of a falsehood campaign by The Firm [A Empresa] against us? “Replied Meghan Markle, using the term coined by Prince Philip to refer to the core of the British royal family.
The Dukes of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was taped a few weeks ago, long before The Times news of the allegations of bullying against Meghan Markle spread.
The couple deny the allegations, suggesting that the Times report is part of a campaign to perpetuate falsehoods about Meghan Markle that aims to cushion the impact of what she said in the interview that airs on Sunday.
“The Duchess regrets this recent attack on her character, especially as someone who has already been bullied and who is deeply committed to helping people who suffer from the same pain,” said Meghan Markle’s spokesman’s statement.