The British royal house continues to give what to talk about.
The Duchess of Sussex said in a new clip that Buckingham Palace could not expect her and Prince Harry to remain silent while they were “perpetuating falsehoods” about them.
In the excerpt from Oprah Winfrey’s controversial interview with the couple, published this Wednesday by CBS, the American journalist asked Meghan how she felt about the palace hearing her “speak her truth” today.
Meghan responds: “I don’t know how they could expect us to remain silent after all this time when there has been an active role that ‘the firm’ (the Palace) is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.”
“If that involves the risk of losing things, I mean … there are much that has already been lost“added the Duchess.
In parallel, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday that it would investigate allegations that the Duchess harassed her staff while living in London’s Kensington Palace.
Buckingham Palace says “very concerned” by the accusations
According to an article published by the British newspaper The Times, the complaint against Meghan was filed in October 2018, when the couple lived in central London.
A leaked email, sent by a staff member and published by the newspaper, alleges that Meghan expelled two personal assistants from the Royal Palace and undermined the trust of a third employee.
In a later statement, Buckingham Palace, which is responsible for hiring the royal family’s staff, said it was “clearly very concerned about the allegations” and that its human resources team would study the circumstances described in the article by The Times.
“The Royal House has had a policy of dignity at work for several years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace. “
The accusations of bullying against Meghan were released after the Oprah Winfrey show was taped.
The full interview will be broadcast on Sunday in the US and Monday in the UK, and it is expected that it will talk about Harry and Meghan’s short period as active members of the royal family before beginning a life in North America.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex resigned from their roles as members of the British royal family in March 2020 and now live in California.
Gloves were removed
Analysis by Jonny Dymond, BBC Royal Family Correspondent
If anyone thought that Prince Harry and Meghan were going to limit their criticism to the British media – a sector they detest and have made it clear – they should think again.
“The firm”, also known as the royal family and its staff, is also clearly in the crosshairs.
It is not directly about the accusations of bullying addressed to Meghan, and also, to a lesser degree, Harry. Well, these were published after the interview was recorded.
But the couple see the accusations as an example of how some people in the palace accuse them.
We will have to wait to see the interview to know exactly what “falsehoods” has the Palacio, according to the couple. The bullying allegations, which the couple strongly deny, are under investigation.
But it is clear that the gloves have been removed, and that family ties did not stop the couple seeking to expose their version of events.
“The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack”
As part of the investigation carried out by Buckingham Palace, former employees and current members of the team working for the British royal house will be invited to talk in confidence about their experiences working for Meghan.
Meghan and Prince Harry deny the allegations of bullying.
“The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her person, particularly as someone who has been bullied and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma, “said a statement issued by Meghan’s spokesperson, in response to the article by The Times.
“She is determined to continue her work creating compassion around the world and will continue to strive to set the example of doing what is right and doing what is good,” she continues.
Prince Harry previously said that he made the decision to “step back” in his responsibilities as a member of the royal family to protect yourself and his family from the press.
Last month, it was announced that the couple would no longer represent the royal family.
The American network CBS reported that in the interview Meghan will talk about what it was like to “take a step towards life as a member of royalty”, in addition to her experience in marriage, motherhood and “how she is handling life under intense pressure. public “.
Then Prince Harry will join the interview and they will both talk about their move to America and your future plans.
In an earlier clip posted by CBS, the Duke of Sussex drew parallels between the treatment of his late mother, Princess Diana, and Meghan.
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