Buckingham Palace Just Released a Statement About the Meghan Markle Bullying Allegations

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Starr Bowenbank
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From Cosmopolitan

Another drama is shaking up the Buckingham Palace...again. On Tuesday, The Times published a report with palace aides alleging that one of Meghan Markle's former advisors filed a bullying complaint against her while she was living at Kensington Palace. Earlier today, Meghan released a statement to royal reported Omid Scobie about the claims, saying:

“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. 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 is good.”

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Following Meghan's statement, Buckingham Palace released their own statement about the matter, and said that they're looking into the claims, as they take bullying accusations very seriously.

"We are clearly very concerned about allegations in 'The Times' following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Accordingly our HR team will look into the circumstances outlined in the article. Members of staff involved at the time, including those who have left the Household, will be invited to participate to see if lessons can be learned.

The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work police in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace."

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Meghan and Harry gave their side of the story to The Times as well, saying that the allegations are "a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation. We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of The Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet."

It's also worth mentioning that Meghan and Harry think that the timing of the allegations are...suspicious because their Oprah tell-all interview that's coming up. "It’s no coincidence that distorted several-year-old accusations aimed at undermining The Duchess are being briefed to the British media shortly before she and The Duke are due to speak openly and honestly about their experience of recent years," the couple said.

Something tells me this isn't the last we'll be hearing of this drama! In the meantime, catch you on everything you need to know about the tell-all inty here:

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