Protecting her family — and the crown. Royal expert Katie NichollThis is how it was explained Queen Elizabeth II won’t release anything about the bullying report filed against Meghan MarkleBecause the sovereign wants to protect the monarchy, her loved ones, and herself from any negative influences.
“Everything that I’m hearing at the moment out of the palace is that the Queen doesn’t want any more drama,” Nicholl told Entertainment TonightMonday, June 20, “She just doesn’t want any more dirty linens aired in public.”
According to reports, the 96-year old has decided to keep the 40-year-old Duchess of Sussex’s complaints private. London’s The Times reported in March 2021 that one of the California native’s former advisers filed a bullying complaint against her when she and Prince HarryKensington Palace was where they lived.
The pair’s former communications secretary, Jason KnaufIn 2018, a user sent an email to a colleague that was allegedly forwarded on to HR. The Times reported, claiming that the “Duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year” and was “seeking to undermine” another employee’s confidence.
A spokespersonThe BenchIn a statement, the author denied the allegations. “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,” a rep for Meghan said.
A new epilogue was published in the paperback version of the book in August 2021 Finding FreedomBy Carolyn Durand Omid ScobieTwo of the people named in the original complaint requested to withdraw the allegations.
Buckingham Palace confirmed that an inquiry was launched. However, they did not announce the results or confirm if any of the allegations were retracted.
“Well, it’s been speculated that the reason that this investigation isn’t going to essentially see the light of day, at least in public, is to protect those who spoke out and made these allegations of bullying against the Duchess of Sussex, to protect their privacy, to protect their anonymity,” Nicoll explained to ETMonday. “And there is some speculation that this would not have been particularly pleasant reading for the Duchess of Sussex, and possibly she’s being protected in all of this as well.”
The expert who wrote the book Harry and Meghan: Love, loss, and life, explained that the decision isn’t just about protecting people’s feelings. It’s about the public perception of the royal family. “But I think this really is just a case of keep a really very inflammatory story under the radar, not allowing any of it to be made public and what I suppose, the method in all of this, is to try and preserve the integrity of those staff, of the Duchess of Sussex and indeed of the reputation of the monarchy,” Nicholl said.