Buckingham Palace will investigate that HR complaint against Duchess Meghan

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Even if you were inclined to give the benefit of the doubt to the weeping white women of Kensington Palace and their sheer terror at having to produce something at their jobs, I would hope that the full context of the Times of London’s smear campaign stories would dissuade the average person. None of it makes sense, and when we do get some detail to cling to, it’s always of the “Meghan looked at me in a meeting” or “Meghan said she doesn’t coddle people” variety. I’m sure it’s a dog-whistle that works for most racists and Karens, but from the looks of it, most people are not buying what the Palace is selling. Even the claim of Jason Knauf “filing a HR complaint” on behalf of these poor lazy palace aides doesn’t make any sense, because you would think that if there was a hard copy of a complaint filed in 2018, surely Willileaks would have used it long ago? Why are we only hearing about Meghan “bullying” aides now? Oh, right. The Oprah interview. Of course. So, fun story – Buckingham Palace has chosen this moment to finally follow-up on that 2018 HR complaint. Super-weird!

Buckingham Palace says they are “very concerned” by a new report that Meghan Markle faced a bullying complaint made by one of her close advisers during her time as a working royal — something her office has strongly refuted.

“We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the palace said. “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 policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace.”

Buckingham Palace is not classifying the inquiry an “internal investigation,” but rather an examination of the allegations and an opportunity for those involved to participate.

[From People]

So, that’s how far Buckingham Palace is prepared to take things. They’re prepared to back up Prince William’s lazy, obvious, half-assed scheme to discredit the Sussexes. They’re prepared to waste taxpayer resources investigating a nearly three-year-old HR complaint which amounts to “I felt bullied because Meghan is Black and she looked at me.” All while poor Philip is in the hospital! I can’t believe Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace decided to go all in with this while Philip is doing so poorly at the hospital, so poorly that just 48 hours ago, it was imperative that the Sussexes cancel their Oprah interview because of Phil’s health.

I mean, obviously, we all know what this is and how bad it looks… for the Windsors. They had one Black woman join the Firm and they immediately began harassing her, abusing her, gaslighting her, and leaking sh-t about her. They genuinely tried to make her miscarry. They genuinely tried to force her into divorcing Harry and leaving the country. They genuinely wanted to exile her “to Africa.” And now that she’s no longer their “plaything” to use and abuse, they’re going to INVESTIGATE the sole woman of color in the Windsor Klan. And she’s not even a working royal anymore. She doesn’t have an office there or anything. What’s Liz going to do to her?

As for the newfound discovery that there’s a Human Resources office within the royal palaces… we do have to wonder if Buckingham Palace has thoroughly investigated Prince Andrew’s abusive behavior towards staff, not to mention the fact that he was committing crimes while being guarded by royal protection officers. And what of Prince William’s temper tantrums? We’ve heard for years that he screams and throws things and verbally abuses staff. Any HR complaints hmmmm???

Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex presents the Celebrating Excellence Award to Nathan Forster, a former soldier of the Army's Parachute Regiment, at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Draper?s Hall in London on February 7, 2019. - The Royal Foundation'

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  1. Angel says:

    Nothing but a bunch of bullies. I sincerely hope that she takes them down, that she drags everyone in that family and Buckingham Palace.

    • Water Bearer. 💧 says:

      Harry is the only one that can do that. He knows where the bodies are buried. He needs to step up. The stuff about the earrings is character assassination Which is low down and dirty. It could hurt them going forward.

      As for the bullying claims baloney. Meghan had worked in Hollywood for years and was quite successful when she met Harry. If she was a terrible person and a nightmare to work with or work for there would have been evidence and lots of it. But nothing. So the palace wants us to believe as soon as she became a member of the firm she morphed into a bully. I call BS.

      Another thing one of the women who claimed Meghan bullied her was good friends with Knauf. There is some suggestion she got the job because of the friendship. It was also revealed in Meghan’s case against the publishers of the Mail that the same woman was sacked by the Sussexes for misconduct. But because of legal reason we are not allowed to know the reason why.

      It stinks.

      • Belli says:

        There were even people coming out on twitter who’d worked with her for years and saying that they didn’t believe a word, that she’s always been lovely and in a gossip-ridden industry where if there had been any dirt it would be known, they’d never heard a word against her.

      • GraceB says:

        Honestly at this point I think a full and transparent investigation is much needed. I doubt it will happen but we can hope. There have been so many allegations on both sides. I don’t doubt that the Sussex’s have been treated terribly but when you look at the credentials of those making the allegations, they aren’t just lazy white women who couldn’t be bothered to do their jobs. You don’t get the jobs these women have without putting in the graft, aside from Kate who literally just married William.

        While I think the narrative being pushed is way too much (staff suffering PTSD), I do wonder whether the Sussex’s haven’t behaved perfectly either. If the Sussex’s really haven’t done anything, we need to know how and why the Royals have so much control over this narrative when most of these people don’t even work for them anymore.

        Either way the Royals don’t come out of this looking good. They’re either somehow managing to control and threaten former staff to defend them or they have allowed bullying and turned a blind eye, in which case they’re probably still doing it.

      • Kalana says:

        @GraceB. Toubati is Jason’s friend. I keep seeing he filed the complaint without her consent or even knowledge.

        We also know there were several horrible stories planted in the press while Jason was blocking Meghan from responding.

        Christian Jones just left for a very lucrative job. Is he even qualified for it? Combine that with the smear campaign of Meghan, is it really that hard to figure out why the royals have such control of these people?

        I see you trying to put something on Meghan and it’s not working. Everyone can see what is really happening.

      • S808 says:

        @GraceB yeah, no. They tried this “she’s a bully!1!1!” schtik in 2018 when the complaint was filed on the “victim’s” behalf without their knowledge. A reporter (Andrews or English) talked about staff crying to them on the phone at the time (which I’m sure violates NDAs). The original smear campaign was in FULL swing by then. If they had some hard evidence of Meghan being a real bully it would’ve come out then. If they had the means to cut her down while she was under their control, THEY WOULD HAVE DONE IT. They STILL have not provided any details as to what MEGHAN’S actions were. Not in the original hit piece, not when other outlets ask for comments or in RRs follow up articles. I’m not buying this bs and no one else is either.

      • Becks1 says:

        @GraceB – lol, these lower level staffers get their jobs PRECISELY because they arent qualified and because of who they know. The higher level staffers – the private secretaries etc – thats different – but these lower level ones? Yeah its not about how well you performed in your previous jobs, which I think was a HUGE part of the problem for Meghan.

        We know that Toubati was a good friend of Jason Knauf’s and she was fired for reasons that cannot be discussed legally, so it must have been something bad. She was one who embellished her resume and got the job and was in WAY over her head.

        If there was evidence of bullying, beyond “the black duchess spoke sharply to me” (which is not bullying), then the time for KP to come out with that evidence was a few years ago. Or better yet, handle it internally.

      • windyriver says:

        Since she was Jason’s friend, and that’s likely how she got the job, maybe the misconduct was – reporting back to Jason (i.e., spying)?

        Though Snuffles below also mentions comments from Rebecca English that a staffer called her directly to complain about Meghan…

      • GraceB says:

        I didn’t know they hadn’t actually filed complaints or that there were friendships/loyalties involved. I still don’t understand the dynamics of the higher level staffers grievances but I clearly haven’t done as much research into all this as many people here have. I still think it would be great to see a proper investigation into this because there are a lot of things going on here which shouldn’t be and it seems to have descended into one big he said/she said situation and I’m not sure any good will come of it.

        I know this isn’t so much of a political situation but it almost reminds me of the kind of corruption you hear about in certain other monarchies. I’m so glad right now that these people only really have a symbolic role.

      • And it’s my understanding that there was never an official complaint filed to HR by any of them and as of today there still hasn’t been. All this is based on is Jason’s email about subject to Simon. Nothing was sent to HR at the time in question. Why didn’t these employees file official complaints? Now, 3 years later, we get this. So now, the Firm is actively asking current and former employees who worked with Meghan to come forward and file official HR complaints? This is a can of worms. The Sussexes legal team already responded to the Times with an official legal response. AND Prince Harry —- he of the Royal bloodline —- just publically said Simon is a liar about the two of them ever meeting on this issue. My, my my….. This is not going to end well for those KP clowns. I think the Sussexes may have another lawsuit to file for defamation of character.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      If the complaint was worth investigating, why didn’t they do it when it was first reported to HR? The timing is so obviously retaliation, not a legitimate inquiry.

      • My Two Cents says:

        I couldn’t believe it when I saw it, that they would actually go there! To investigate Meghan for bullying! Incredible. And no one is asking who this was allowed to be leaked to the press? Aren’t these confidential work emails? Especially as the woman Melissa didn’t even know it was going to be sent and she rescinded it once she found out Jason sent it.

      • My Two Cents says:

        It’s really the Shitshow at the Fuckfactory (for any other Succession fans!)

      • AlpineWitch says:

        Because Meghan was part of the firm and likely because those bullying claims were simply translating as “white staff that hates to be ordered around by a black woman”. They were correctly taken as racism towards M at the time. Now they’ve been resuscitated because the firm is clutching at straws to prove M is a bad person they were happy to be rid of 🤦‍♀️

        This stuff from the RF is so ridiculous that if it was a script it would be turned down for too much suspension of disbelief….

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I have a feeling it was never actually reported to HR, I think the ‘paper trail’ ended with Simon Case in order to have something to use.

        If HR had known at the time they would have investigated as, from my understanding of UK employment law, they are legally obliged to.

        Its becoming more and more obvious Knauf and Case (with full knowledge and support from the Keens) were undermining the Sussex’s from the get go and THAT is why TQ and Chuck moved them to BP.

      • ElleE says:

        We are hearing about the email only now because they kind of forgot about it.

        Think about it: your friend knows she’ll be fired for something or at least disciplined in some way, and you are in a position to help her; you draft an email not to kick-start an investigation, but rather to document “the other side of the story”. The email wasn’t meant to result in an internal investigation.

        The “royal” press standard response since the Corden spot is “what about the other side of the story” and “well, there are two sides to every story”. Must be part of their work culture and is really toxic. “Well your husband emptied your bank accounts and took off with your friend? There are two sides to every story!”

    • Ronaldinho says:

      If she was bullying others their job was to a) speak with her about it and b) raise a signed and dated grievance against her.
      Then HR would start and investigation, statements would be taken from both sides and decisions would be made. There would be rights to appeal and be accompanied for example.

      Someone alleging the Duchess of Sussex bullied someone else is simply words.
      If the people who faced bullying made those allegations against the Duchess, followed the HR policy and it was ignored, that is disgraceful.

      No matter where you work, if you have a grievance and fail to follow the procedure you cannot expect answers.
      Attempting to investigate years later, without process, is simply a witchhunt

      • betsyh says:

        Digital Unicorn and Ronaldhino: Yes! What you wrote should be the biggest takeaway from this smear campaign.

    • HeyJude says:

      It really says everything that they’ve launched an investigation into the black women who dare have confidence by the very people suspected of betraying her loyalties and leaking to the press about her, before the f*cking pedophile who has credible underage rape allegation against him backed by photographic proof of inappropriateness, a decades long close friendship with 2 international child rape traffickers, and brought those traffickers into Buckingham Palace itself.

      It’s f*cking incredible.

    • PrincessK says:

      The level of hate is escalating, we all have a responsibility to call them out. Especially on platforms like The Times in the UK, who seem to be competing neck and neck with the Daily Fail currently to heap vitriol on Meghan.

      There are only a few of us pro Meghan who are defending her over there. One kind soul listed some of the dictionary of abusive synonyms for MM on the TOL thread: A dreadful person Gold digger C-list actress Evil Winge Pure Poison nasty piece of work Narcissist Manipulator Temptress Non-entity Vulgar Woman “B movie” actress Ghastly woman A foolish woman A loathsome couple Arch manipulator Poor Cinderella A person is of limited talent Banshee Lives Matter Princess Victim A beggar.

      The same people who say Islamic behaviour is in the dark ages are baying for her blood. It is truly sickening to read the vile comments which are so out of proportion and ironically the kind of behaviour which is being complained about. I can see how innocent people through the ages have been dragged by the lynch mob. It is really quite horrific.

      All this will go down in history as a prime example of a 21st witch hunt of an innocent woman, in one of the supposedly most ‘civilised’ countries in the world. The behaviour of all the perpetuators in this sordid behaviour, from top to bottom will in future be regarded with total disgust.

      What to do? Posting comments on here is very helpful but in many ways it is preaching to the converted. During Archies pregnancy I wrote three letters of complaint to the Daily Fail.

      • lanne says:

        Remember a lot of the hate commenters are bots, and the Times only has the thinnest veneer of respectability. I view it the way I view the Wall Street Journal in the US— Rupert Murdoch rag—they keep their Ku Klux Klan hoods in the closet instead of wearing them outright. Like the aristocratic Nazi sympathizers in the UK before WW2. There are so many blue ticks and media programs calling out the RF, especially in the US. The Oprah interview will play all over the world. The Sussexes have their voices back. Everyone has the right to tell their own story, and they have left the UK and the RF for good. There’s nothing legal that the RF can do to them without turning attention back to themselves. This is an epic blunder on their part. Don’t lose hope. We’re on the right side of history here. If the RF lasts that long, I think there will be a future reckoning over what happened. Sooner if William gets outed as a cheater. Sooner still if Andy faces the music.

      • PrincessK says:

        Thanks Ianne. It really is making me exhausted and depressed. I remember watching a documentary about Murdoch, I was jaw droppingly shocked at the control and ability to manipulate they have over everything

        You are right, history will judge us all. I just worry about the mental and physical health of the Sussexes, hopefully they were well prepared for all this. I also hope that some whistleblowers will be strong enough to come out.

  2. Sofia says:

    Like I said in the other article, I am completely tired. Just tired of all this.

    BP has never gone this hard against their own, including the man being accused of raping a trafficked teenager.

    • Summerlover says:

      Same here. It makes me feel so disillusioned. And I’ve got a weird bad feeling that this isn’t going to stop. The BP and KP will succeed in their bullying.

      • Levans says:

        I don’t think they are going to succeed because this time around more people are aware of their BS. Particularly on the America side of things we see this for the desperate attempt it is to blame Meghan for the terrible way they treated her. They know the shoe is gonna drop. I only hope Meghan and Harry truly name names but given how graceful they are it’s not likely.

      • Ginger says:

        More people than ever are seeing this for what it is. It’s backfiring big time. Meghan is out of that country and family and can now defend herself. They will never stop bullying her but she can fight back and she will.
        I’m not surprised by any of this from the RF.
        I do love the massive support she is getting. The RF look so bad in all of this.

        They won’t name names. They will say it is the press and staff. But we all know who they work for.

      • Snuffles says:

        They’ll keep trying but they won’t succeed. Not in the age of the internet and social media where people can whip out the receipts in minutes, often using tabloid reporters old articles against them.

        And Meghan had 20 years in the entertainment business pre Harry and her reputation was STERLING. Even Andrew Morton went digging and couldn’t find a speck of dirt on her. And we all know if there was anything, the RRs would have exposed it from day 1. That’s why they have resorted to lying and pure speculation.

      • Becks1 says:

        They arent succeeding right now. Everyone from Chance the Rapper to Meena Harris is tweeting about this. America sees this for what it is – an attempted character assassination. I cant tell you how many times I’ve seen clips from the panaroma interview over the past few days. People are making the connection between Diana and Meghan and its ugly for the palace.

        They really should have just shut up this week.

      • superashes says:

        I don’t think they will stop trying it, but daaaaamn if it doesn’t constantly fall flat. That Oprah interview is going to get so much more viewership now because of this bullshit.

    • Snuffles says:

      Yes they have – they did the exact same shit to Diana and it didn’t work because the public still loved her.

      • I’m beginning to think that William is a full blown narcissist and just can’t stop himself, much like Meghan’s father. I really believe he is now and always has been the driver of this bus of racist bullying and flame-torching the Sussexes. The Queen and Charles are definitely on the bus but William is the one racing down the speedway in the driver’s seat.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      This goes back to previous statements I’ve made. The brf and UK believe they’re much more important than they are. They expected that their smear campaign would be blindly copied to the US papers. Well, I’m sure the tabloid media are having a windfall, but the mainstream media, who actually employ journalists, are asking questions that aren’t being answered. The lack of detail (or detail that make no sense) is not winning anyone over. Nice try, but it’s not going to work. It just makes people realize how clearly out of touch they are. They should learn something from this, but I don’t really think they will. They are so far “above” the pleebs that they’ll just keep trying to force their narrative. And, continue to look more and more like fools.

  3. Eleonor says:

    How weird no one wants to investigate Pedo Andrew friendship with two renknown human traffickers.

  4. Myra says:

    There are decades of articles of royals being rude and aggressive to staff, including Charles and Anne. Never once have any investigation been launched. Worse of all, amidst the unprecedented harassment of Meghan in the media, including blatant racism, sexism and xenophobia The Firm has remained consistently silent. What stands out the most still though is the lack of investigation into leaks on anything related to the Sussexes. Not one investigation launched. This is a clear attempt to discredit Meghan in the eyes of the international community ahead of her interview. For once, it doesn’t look like it’s working.

    • Jane says:

      I remember a few years ago that the senior male members of the royal family were sitting for a portrait and it took long enough that Prince Philip got angry and shouted ‘Just take the fucking picture’ at the poor photographer. All of this was caught on film and was widely broadcast, and the response was ‘oh, isn’t it funny that Prince Philip got impatient and swore in public’, not ‘oh, isn’t it awful that an employee was verbally abused and publicly humiliated’. So excuse me if I don’t find Meghan behaving like most other bosses and taking issue with poor quality work particularly scandalous.

      • Myra says:

        Every time Philip and Anne are rude to people, everyone is like funny ha ha, love their no-nonsense attitude. I guess that’s just one other thing you can’t do while black.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Philip is a racist, sexist old POS who produced racist, sexist, cruel children. I don’t care if he made a hundred thousand speeches and published forty odd books. Doesn’t suddenly excuse his obvious racism.

    • Wasn’t it just in 2019, that Andrew actually got in a physical fight with one of the Palace aides and Charles forced Andrew to apologize? I know I red that story.

      • Bex says:

        Just last year, Andrew rammed a locked gate at Windsor because he didn’t want to drive a mile down the road to an unlocked one.

  5. MattyLove says:

    Seriously. If only they had put even an iota of effort into investigating Andrew they would have something real to focus on.

    Apparently black divorcee American princess doing her job and expecting that others do too is more offensive than child s*x crimes…

  6. Shakira says:

    Hi Kaiser,

    I just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in providing your coverage to your readers. I’m in the UK and have been eagerly refreshing CB to read your take on the latest developments. At least I know it won’t be unhinged like the rubbish currently on the Daily Fail.

    Anyhoo, thanks again :)

    • Nlopez says:

      +1000 Shakira!

    • Jane says:

      Same! I think the only UK royal talking head with anything positive or sympathetic to say about Meghan is Professor Kate Williams, and she tries her best on social media and in her tv appearances, but there’s only so much one person can do against the negative onslaught.

    • SarahCS says:

      Same here! I keep seeing headlines on the BBC app and thinking oh no what now. I’m avoiding them and coming here instead.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        The Brexit Broadcast Corporation toes the line with the BRF, you cannot expect them to be team Sussex.

    • ➕💯. I second that KAISER. As I’ve said before, I so appreciate your wading through the 👑🎡💩Show, so we don’t have too. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    • February-Pisces says:

      Co-signed! Thank you kaiser for your amazing coverage on the royals. It was so frustrating watching the media trash her all these years, and reading their comments and the abuse she received. There was no where to turn to on the internet but here. I felt like I was the only one who wanted to stand up for Meghan. Glad I’m not. My fellow commentators have been a great comfort. I really hope harry and Meghan read this site and know how much support they have. X

  7. Tom says:

    We are incandescent with rage, William.

  8. MCV says:

    I’m sure HR doesn’t have a lot of work to do over there to have time to investigate Meghan with so many nice people like Anne, Andrew or Phillip, they seem like a delight to work with…

  9. Aurora says:

    For the first time in a long time I’m proud of my fellow Americans. Most are not having it and the push back has been amazing. This was incredibly clumsy move by KP who couldn’t read a room if it were a literal book.

    Dropping these charges right before a major interview with a Oprah was just dumb. All credibility has been lost. The examples of “bullying” were both triggering for Black women for the Dog-whistling (i.e. angry black woman trope) and for women in general who hold managerial positions and face constant undermining of their authority.

    I hope Meghan pulls the trigger on a workplace harassment and discrimination lawsuit against the royal family.

    • Cecilia says:

      Girl ive seen american SENATORS voice their anger at how buckingham palace is handeling this. Lmaom the had of state of a country who’s dealing with brexit mess and needs a trade deal between the US and UK……

      They truly didn’t think this through

    • Red Snapper says:

      I’m Canadian and I’m proud of you too! Makes a nice change from the last four years we’ve both been through.

    • And to wait 3 years to report it….doesn’t show that you are too concerned about the actual employees does it?

  10. bitsycs says:

    They don’t need to investigate because I can tell them the root of this – the Black American Duchess expected people to do their jobs, including people hired by Knauf who weren’t qualified (right? Isn’t the backstory here that someone was hired without any experience because of personal ties to W/K’s buddy Knauf?).

    It’s all just so transparent and pathetic.

    • Isabella says:

      What’s incredible is that Knauf was supposedly working for Harry and Meghan. I can’t get my head around that. He had a direct line to Prince William, of all people.

  11. Ang says:

    Ouch. When the mud is slung at her: silence. When mud is slung at her: formal investigation and statement to the media.

  12. Lemons says:

    An HR complaint for bullying will be investigated by Buckingham Palace two years after the incident and one year after Meghan left the “Firm.”

    That’s not how HR complaints work. I wonder why the RR didn’t get this scoop–again–TWO YEARS AGO.

    And it wouldn’t only be fair to actually be detailed in sharing what the complaint is about as is par for the course when these things go public.

    • Becks1 says:

      The RRs did try to have this scoop two years ago – remember the stories about the 5 am emails? They just didnt include the “bullying” buzzword.

      Digital Unicorn said on the other thread that BP is legally required to investigate all allegations of bullying under UK law, so if that is the case, then this statement makes more sense to me. Its less about attacking Meghan and more about covering their own butts since KP let Jason Knauf go to the Times.

      But in general – yeah its not a good look if you dont take complaints seriously when they happen. But honestly, what is the palace HR department going to do about a senior royal? If any of them are verbally abusing staff, what is going to happen? They get a lesson in “how to offer constructive feedback” and everyone moves on? There would be no real consequences.

      • VIV says:

        Interesting that it’s a legal requirement. My first thought on the headline was that in a good organization even a delayed investigation could bring about positive change by identifying where diversity training may be needed (differences in global work styles and communication for example!). But we know this is not a good organization so the motives are suspicious.

  13. kotikinosiki says:

    It would be absolutely awesome if “palace aides” could look into Princess Michael wearing blackamoor brooch whilst meeting Megan and boasting about rearing two black sheep named Serena and Venus….

    • LaraW” says:

      I had no idea about the sheep. Being surrounded by that shit, day in, day out? Now that everything we’ve talked about and seen on this site is being compressed into a week of KP’s Greatest Hits, it’s such a stark and bleak picture of why it was almost unsurvivable.

      • Becks1 says:

        There was also some incident in NYC – she was at a fancy restaurant and there was a table of black people next to her who were being – you guessed it – too loud, so she told them to “go back to the colonies.” She denies saying that but the owner said he was very embarrassed by what he heard her say (and that table of black people included a TV executive, entertainment lawyer, etc – so the story got out.)

        So yeah, do we think she’s the only openly racist person in the royal family? far from it.

  14. Steph says:

    I really hope the interview ends with “stay tuned for part 2 next week” bc BP pulled this sh*t after it was recorded. I hope H&M said eff it, let’s sit down again and throws the entire institution under the bus.

  15. Snuffles says:

    Copying from other thread

    The workplace stuff is straight from Kensington Palace. Namely Jason Knauf. So stuff is leaking out and this is what I have pieced together.

    So one of the PAs is Melissa Tabouti who we have heard about before. She’s a friend of Jason and apparently embellished her resume to get the job. A former co-worker of her claims she was fired from her previous job for incompetence and was let go by Meghan also for incompetence.

    Chris Ship said that it was Jason Knauf who filed the complaint for 2 employees (I’m assuming one of which was Melissa) WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT and when they found out, they asked for the complaint to be rescinded.

    Now some of these RRs are writing up articles about exactly what they heard and it’s the most weak sauce BS I have ever heard

    https://twitter.com/tudorchick1501/status/1367258868120756228?s=21

    And apparently Rebecca English is claiming one employee CALLED HER DIRECTLY in tears after having a bad day to complain about Meghan. WHY are employees speed dialing REPORTERS!?

    I also can believe that staff nerves might have been frazzled because they were working for 4 different bosses with different agendas and work styles (ambitious vs lazy). With one boss asking them to do things and another boss telling them not to listen to the other one.

    Which would explain why the offices got separated and the stories we were hearing like Kate saying that they were HER staff.

    • Emily says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if that employee was let go for speed dialling reporters. And then claims bullying.

    • lemonylips says:

      Seriously this Jason guy knows nothing about his job and I’m so tired of people getting their incompetent friends jobs. So many qualified people out there. This Jason person and his friends are so not. I can’t help myself this actually made me so angry.

      • Sunday says:

        IMO Jason knew exactly what he was doing; he intentionally planted Melissa there to undermine the office and keep tabs on Meghan. I have no doubt she reported every little daily detail back to Jason and the cambridges, as well as orchestrating whatever acts of sabotage they dreamed up. She was a mole.

      • Jaded says:

        @Sunday – Exactly, and as I said in another Sussex post today, this has William’s hand-prints all over it. Interesting that Jason now has a cushy job running the Cambridge Royal Foundation which he got ONE MONTH after making the complaint to HR. Another ham-fisted attempt at covering up his involvement in this latest smear campaign.

    • Myra says:

      I saw somewhere that Rebecca English referred to him as the American spin doctor in one of her articles. And I’m just sitting jaw-dropped because they’re really bold in their smear campaigns. It reminds me of the article on Simon Case and the Cambridges budget flight stunt because you know Simon Case really wanted praise for what he accomplished. They want to be congratulated on their hatchet jobs while pulling one over our eyes.

    • MsIam says:

      In Omid’s article, he referred to something involving Melissa that couldn’t be discussed due to legal reasons. That goes beyond mere incompetence. And she has not been heard from since then. And somehow Jason Knauf is involved and covering it up. So who is he covering for, himself or someone else?

    • Jenny says:

      If you’re getting your info about that employee from DeuxMoi, I wouldn’t put much stock in it. Also, she worked for other celebrities before (Madonna and Robbie Williams), so she wasn’t underqualified.

      • Becks1 says:

        She was a nanny for Robbie Williams, and I think maybe a weekend nanny? (or maybe she went back to being a weekend nanny after she got fired from KP). that’s not the same as being a PA to a duchess whose father in law is going to be king of england. So yeah, she probably was underqualified.

      • MsIam says:

        It depends on what she did for them. If it was just running errands or watching kids, its not automatically the same as coordinating meetings or doing research for potential projects. Maybe there wasn’t a clear understanding of what it meant to be a “personal assistant”? Look at the type of people the Sussexes have hired for their foundation, and they are not fucking around.

      • Jenny says:

        She was a personal assistant to Madonna and a nanny and personal.assistsnt to Robin Williams’s wife.

      • Nic919 says:

        Well she got terminated with a confidentiality clause in place so obviously she wasn’t able to do the job she was expected to do.

  16. Liz version 700 says:

    Keep at it KP. You have turned people who were completely uninterested in the Royals into H&M fans and instead of deflecting attention from this interview, there are now Twitter watch parties. The more you attack this woman the more you provide their point. Turn Inspector Incandescent loose on all of this and watch it get worse and worse for you. It is disgusting to watch. I can promise I will never pay one shiny pound towards touring any British castles after this awful display. I’ve lost all interest in going back.

    • Snuffles says:

      Exactly! I have seen SO many tweets in the last 24 hours from people who were like “I never gave a toss about anyone in the royal family before, but I’ve got to watch this Oprah interview now!”

  17. Harper says:

    Remember in the midst of all this finger-pointing and shouting that Meghan and Harry went on to form their own separate office at BP and there are no bullying complaints from that staff. But the grossly unqualified personal assistant hired to help plan a Royal Wedding that, to their own admission “did not perform up to standards” cries and is let go but Meghan is called a bully. This hire was Jason Knauf’s personal friend whom he protected by filing a bully complaint. Yet Knauf ignores the fact that said staff member picked up the phone and called a tabloid reporter, Emily Andrews, to complain about a senior Royal, which surely is a breach of policy. The more details that the Palace gives out the more we see what a snake pit William’s office was.

  18. Merricat says:

    And here’s the BRF, proving yet again the old adage that every bully is a coward. “She demanded I do my job!” is not equal to what M experienced at their hands.

  19. aquarius64 says:

    Again BP is doing this “investigation” to clean up KP’s mess.

    • S808 says:

      Yeah now that it’s out there, it has to be investigated. KP threw together a hit job very poorly that leaves more questions than answers and opens the door to some conversations they don’t want to have.

  20. lanne says:

    CBS should send the palaces some flowers. All their nonsense has done is make sure that many many more people tune into this interview than otherwise would.

    Their hamfisted response is laughably amateur. The smart thing to do would have been to wait to see what Meghan says. The CBS promos really spooked them. Does no one over their realize that CBS is promoting an interview to an American audience in an American style? So they should have made a general statement about their worry for prince philips health, then remained silent until after the interview. If Meghan says something incendiary, they could respond to it calmly. Otherwise, they could have made an anodyne “we love them and they are family” response. THAT would have looked royal, and that likely would have bought them favor no matter what Meghan says. They could have stayed their toxic selves and most people would have said “blah blah royal style”.

    But this response is so unfathombly dumb. They are following every step on the Abusers playbook. They have only turned more eyes onto the interview, and will invite even more comparisons between Meghan and Diana. They are TURNING MEGHAN INTO DIANA. Their worst fear: a Diana with a supportive partner in their most charismatic and valuable member. The jewelry story is so dumb—they have now turned critical eyes on the whole damn royal collection. Avowed racists are speaking up on the royal family’s behalf. They are the villains in Meghan and Harry’s story. They are pushing Harry away permanently. William and Kate are up for a lifetime of comparisons.

    Someone has to take the reins over there. This protect the heir nonsense is going to lead to their destruction. Meghan isn’t destroying them—they are destroying themselves. This is a PR blunder of monumental proportions.

    More blinds are being posted about the palace turning on the Sussexes to protect William. The royal family may be able to embargo stories in the UK but not in the US. The ABC reporter caught on a hot mike said that ABC sat on a Prince Andrew story because the palace said they would lose access to William and Kate.

    I don’t think any news room would even care about that now in the US, Canada, or Australia. The royals biggest trump card—the Cambridges are becoming globally irrelevant.

    Pull your head out of your ass Charles. If you want to be king, if you feel entitled to be king, take the damn reins now and LEAD.

    • Becks1 says:

      I dont know if this is amateur hour so much as this is 1995 hour, or 1975 hour. They are using the same playbook they have used for decades and its no longer working in light of the internet, social media, especially twitter, and social movements like BLM. Their methods arent working this time and they’re becoming more and more panicked over it.

      Honestly the best response here would have been no response – no response before the interview, and no response after besides “we have a different recollection of those events but we wish the duke and duchess well.” Instead we have this……mess.

      Regardless of what Charles or the Queen actually thinks about Meghan and Harry, they need to do something now to fix the mistakes of the past week – whether the leaks came from them or from KP – fix it. You look like exactly what you are – an institution full of racist white supremacists who refuses to change with the times.

      • Sofia says:

        Silence would be better. It would be so much better.

        Just wait for the interview to air and then each palace could go to their favourite reporters for a clean up job and that would be the end of that.

        Instead they’ve chosen to go nuclear.

    • Jay says:

      I’m laughing at the palace ever having the restraint to stay quiet until after the interview, then respond with “We love them and wish them well.” I mean, they should, but they would never.

      You know what they could be doing? Working! The best contrast they could possibly offer would be rolling out all the senior royals to do actual meaningful work, not just a prerecorded zoom call. Instead, it’s been a non-stop smear campaign. I’m actually surprised we haven’t seen more engagements, but maybe they shot themselves in the foot by saying it would be insensitive to do anything while Philip is in hospital? Puzzling.

    • S808 says:

      I still think this completely from KP. The Sussexes called out BP cause they’re the head and should have the houses on tight leash but don’t (I’m sure they leaked too but again that massive piss poor hit job was from KP). They’ve allowed KP to spin completely out of control and this is the result of that. BP has to launch an investigation cause KP put it out there that there were complaints filed. But yeah I agree Charles needs to do something but what can he do when he has no spine and is scared of his oldest son? The ship has long since sailed on getting a handle on William.

    • Izzy says:

      LMAO. “Many thanks for your… wait for it… patronage.” And make sure there are Lily of the Valley flowers in that arrangement.

    • windyriver says:

      I see less and less reason why a reporter, especially American, should care about losing access to William and Kate, especially with the much more serious story about Andrew waiting in the wings for coverage. The Cambridges do almost nothing – even less since the pandemic began – and the little they do project wise is empty of real content or follow through. What do they have to offer? The children that we’ll likely be seeing more often for PR purposes? The less coverage those kids have at this stage of their lives, the better. Besides, at this point, who believes anything KP says, about anything? And, interest has shifted to the Sussexes, even for the RF and the BM, who haven’t stopped talking about them since they left a year ago.

      Meanwhile, talking about an institution full of white racist supremacists – I doubt Sunday’s Commonwealth Day program will have the reaction the Firm would like.

      • lanne says:

        They have just assured themselves that any words they speak of unity and equality will be met with howls of derision, and likely so. It will be the most tone deaf hypocritical performance of the year. It’s guaranteed to be sound-bited and intercut with Meghan and Harry’s statements. The RF will look racist and ridiculous.

    • Excellent last paragraph LANNE (comment 20). It amazes me how they all went into meltdown after the first two drops on the interview and Meghan barely spoke in either of them. The third drop yesterday AFTER their BS really makes Harry and Meghan’s point. And, as always, BECKS1 —— your comment is spot on. The Firm would have been best served by keeping its’ collective mouth shut.

  21. Emily says:

    Bullying is repeated and targeted pattern of behaviour. If Meghan one time told someone to do their job or even lost her temper, that’s not bullying.

    And I’d love to hear about Will’s temper tantrums and the HR complaints filed against him. I doubt there are any. How can HR remain impartial to the future king, who employs them?

  22. L84Tea says:

    Twitter has been a fascinating place to be the last 48 hours. After CBS dropped the new snippet of Meghan speaking last night (a genius move on CBS’ part), it’s suddenly crickets. The backlash against the RF has been spectacular.

    • Southern Fried says:

      Yes and it’s amazing how much garbage is getting pitched at BP and KP and Andrew and other questionable Royal possessions, actions, lack of action, racism, entitlement. A whole big can of worms they will sorely regret opening. Its going to get so ugly. Coward is mentioned wrt Charles and many references to a weak QE.

  23. S808 says:

    How are they going to properly investigate a complaint not even filed by the supposedly wrong party, who asked for the report to be pulled, TWO years ago?????

  24. Cecilia says:

    All they had to do was leave this woman TF alone

    • Deering24 says:

      These folks are accustomed to winning. Every. Time. No. Matter. What. They are emotionally incapable of letting things go, because to them, that’s a loss.

  25. McK says:

    FYI-DeuxMoi is “reporting” one of the staffers at issue was terminated from a prior job due to performance issues. The tip on their IG also includes information about the Palace’s background check. All of the information is, um…not surprising.

    • Larry says:

      Yes I was about to ask whether anyone had seen that delicious deuxmoi post. Someone who later on employed one of the “bullied” PAs said that they had to fire her because she was so incompetent, that she lied on her CV and would have been woefully under-equipped to deal with the workload of organising the wedding.

    • Harper says:

      Since that first Deux Moi post there was another that was from someone saying that they were close to several people that worked in the royal household. At first, the Royals loved the idea of H&M being an up-to-date royal couple, but when Will’s affair leaked they started briefing against Harry & Meghan to deflect. H&M protested but were told it was their job to protect the crown (Will). Also, Harry is the one who keeps putting his foot down; Will and Kate are nice but cold to their staff and each other. Meghan was a peacemaker and noticeably sad at the end of their stay in the UK.

    • Jenny says:

      Chiming in to say that no one should take DeuxMoi and the people who wrote in seriously as a source. Ridiculous.

      • Erica says:

        Yeah, they share basically every story they get with zero fact-checking. Then people respond with ‘that isn’t true because of this, that and the other’ and then they post that too LOL I don’t know how anyone can take them seriously. (Not saying this ‘bullying’ crap is made up or not-just saying that instagram account is NOT legit)

  26. Jay says:

    There has been an HR office within Buckingham Palace this whole time? Really? Is Meghan the first complaint they have ever dealt with? That should tell us a lot, frankly.

    I will be curious as to how much they will actually try to pin down details on the alleged bullying – so far all I’ve seen are complaints that she 1. Had ideas and connections of her own and didn’t rely on the palace 2. Expected to meet with her staff regularly and for them to do their jobs 3. Actually wanted to do meaningful work.

    If these complaints are all “She asked to be informed if there will be press at an event” and “I didn’t like her tone”, I think the already blatant racism will backfire even more. It doesn’t seem like the accusations are gaining
    much traction as it is.

    Because of course, by putting on paper exactly how Meghan’s way was the wrong way, they might also risk revealing more about how the rest of the royal firm works (or doesn’t).

    • whateveryousay says:

      What I saw were just reactions from staff but no one had anything concrete to say about what she did say or do. Just that people felt bullied. It’s such a gross tactic that is often used against Black Women in powerful positions. I have heard well I felt intimidated by you, I felt worried you were angry at me, etc. It’s crap. Why every black man and women showed up yesterday on Twitter and embarrassed the crap out of BP for this mess.

      Especially because there are actual documented cases of bullying via the RF and nothing was done about it.

      • Jay says:

        Yes, the lack of detail makes it pretty obvious. I’d love if they had to spell it out – what is it about Meghan in particular, and not any of the other royals, that had them shaking and crying? I think we know, but I’d like to make them say it out loud.

        Also, I’m a logistics nerd so I actually want to know what exactly these people do (or don’t do) all day. Will they admit that there was a power struggle between KP and BP that made working conditions so tough, or that they had low expectations because the Cambridges do not work?

  27. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    “ Duchess of Sussex criticises ‘the firm’ in latest excerpt ahead of broadcast of full Oprah Winfrey interview. The Duchess of Sussex has said she cannot be expected to remain silent about her experiences of palace life if the royal family is “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and Prince Harry” – in the Guardian this morning. Complete mic drop: she’s handed them their arses, and those arses must be smarting pretty badly.
    But I lost sleep over this last night. The profound injustices perpetrated against this woman are monstrous and inhuman. She’s not perfect; sometimes she gets things wrong. But she gets a lot more right and, on balance, is a lovely human being dedicated to social causes around the world. She’s a role model for every woman and girl out there and I wholeheartedly admire her.
    Is all this covering for Andrew yet again? How far will Mummy go to protect her gross, vain, abusive and immoral monster of a son?

  28. Nyro says:

    What a load of scrap from BP. They announced this “investigation” just so they could have headlines of “Meghan under investigation for bullying” blasted all over the media in time to tarnish their interview.

    Too bad for them that the public isn’t being fooled by this. The “allegations”, the BP investigation, none of it.

  29. Linda says:

    There are two sides to every story. I hesitate to victim blame because if it’s true that they were bullied it’s terrible. I am on the fence until everything has been investigated. I’m sure the interview will be enlightening.

    • Belle says:

      This!!! I await the full investigation. If this turns out to be false, I don’t think in my time of being inundated with information about the royal family that there has been such as obvious/petty/without any reason to SMEAR someone. This would be so blatant to me. I’m not a royalist so there is that!

      Either way, I hope after this interview and all is cleared, H&M are able to get news regarding their projects etc out there instead of their personal lives.

      I just want them to “move on” from this and thrive without acknowledging the royal family. Whether it’s failure, success a tempered response, I am tired of the incessant comparisons. It’s takes time though, I get that.

      • MsIam says:

        I bet there isn’t going to be any investigation period because what if it makes the palace look bad? You think they want to go there? I think this is BP trying to sweep this under the rug. There is a reason why things can’t be discussed for “legal reasons”. There is a reason why no one has heard from this Melissa woman since then. Does the palace want that opened up?

      • whateveryousay says:

        Someone who apparently worked in the Palace popped up on IG I guess last night explaining why that Melissa person was fired and the words incompetent were used. They just opened up a whole can of worms.

    • lanne says:

      Oh come on. We have heard about royals being rude to staff for decades. Reported in the papers. Royals destroying property in anger. Screaming at staff. Williams temper tantrums.

      This bullying claim was made WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SO-CALLED VICTIMS! Who asked that the claim be rescinded. This wasn’t investigated 2 years ago when it allegedly happened. I’m pretty sure calling tabloid reporters is a fireable offense for ANY public figure. The allegations? Vaguely stated. And why now, 3 days before the interview?

      The allegations are made by the same people who said that Meghan was asking to be victimized. That’s step 1 in the abusers and bullies playbook.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        The Queen’s dresser once physically assaulted another employee – it was reported in the press and that woman still works for the Queen!!!!!

      • Jaded says:

        Prince Andrew is notoriously rude to staff. One former aide said publicly that he treats his staff in a shocking, appalling way. The aide stated that “He’s incredibly rude to his personal protection officers, literally throwing things on the ground and demanding that they ‘f*cking pick them up’. No social graces at all.” It’s also been reported that one altercation with a top palace aide was so heated that Prince Charles had to step in to insist he apologize. No HR complaints though…

    • goofpuff says:

      This is a textbook sexist racist attack that any woman in a management position has experienced. Since Megan has zero history of bullying outside these “ incidents” it makes it easy for me to see it for what it really is.

    • LaraW” says:

      Yes well we in the US got a brutal lesson in the “two sides to every story” bullshit. I don’t trust any investigation run by BP, or even the Tory government, to come up with a thorough, unbiased, detailed report of their findings, that evaluates “both sides” – Meghan’s included.

  30. Naomi says:

    Honestly this whole thing is the biggest unforced error on the BRF’s part. With all that money, they don’t have any PR employees who know about the Streisand effect? If you don’t want H&M’s interview to make waves, shut the eff up and ignore it–don’t give it air! But they are too stupid and racist and entitled to realize this.

    From what I’ve seen on twitter, even people who are indifferent/not paying attention to the royals now, at this point, see how abusive it was for Meghan. The BRF truly just proved the point that the Oprah interview previews were making.

    I wasn’t even planning on watching the interview (I like to read about the royals, but don’t usually watch interivews or whatever), but now am totally watching it. Oprah & CBS must be soooo happy with all this free press!!! God the BRF’s are idiots. Cut from the same cloth at the Trumps.

  31. Abena Asantewaa says:

    Jason Knauf must be investigated, he is the mastermind of the smear campaign, at the encouragement of the cambridges. The leaking to press, Thomas Markle, he is every where, what did he tell Mr Marlke? Reward: CEO of Royal Foundation

    • MsIam says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that he resigns very soon. He’s going to become a big liability to them. Moved out of town to some cushy job with a big payday.

    • The Hench says:

      This. And Jason is William’s man.

    • Mich says:

      He is going to end up as the fall guy when this all, inevitably, blows up. And his downfall will be delicious.

      He gives off huge Cromwell vibes (google what Cromwell did to Anne Boleyn) and things definitely didn’t end well for him.

      • 809Matriarch says:

        Sure didn’t. Got his head chopped off – and it was a lot less tidy than Anne’s was.

  32. They always exploit Meghan to cover their insecurities and shortcomings. She’s being used to divert attention from the ongoing UK budget discussion, UK selling weapons to Saudi Arabia killing the children in Yemen, post-Brexit fiasco, and Andrew’s sex scandal.

    The royal family really set up Meghan to fail at the outset. The family is racist to the core. I wonder why 53 commonwealth nations associate themselves with the British monarchy. The Royal family’s racism is so palpable and it is on display at this very moment with Meghan for all the world to see.
    Severing ties with this racist lot should be in order.

  33. Abena Asantewaa says:

    Who pointed out the provenance of a crownjewellery worn in 2018? The missing name on the birth cert? Who is behind the smear and why? Jason Knauf. BP investigating BP for bullying? Where is the impartiality?

    • And who led the charge for the infamous ‘Palace 4’ that were desperate to testify in trial over lawsuit around Meghan’s letter to her father? Who just wanted their testimony to provide a ‘level playing field’ in the case? Who was upset that the case did not go to trial? JASON

    • ennie says:

      I see the puppet, but… where is the puppeteer?

  34. Nlopez says:

    Really sad how William treats H & M. You would think he would have some compassion since he also saw the way his mother was treated by the press and the firm.

  35. Sophie says:

    Laying the foundation to strip Meghan of her royal title?

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      At this point, let them go ahead and strip them. H&M shouldn’t make it easy for them. If they want the titles come and take them.

  36. Case says:

    These shenanigans have left me speechless. They’re like an abusive ex. They remind me of how Depp treats Amber Heard, trying to play games in the media to sway public opinion. It’s disgusting. They never let up.

  37. whateveryousay says:

    So they ran back from that jewelry claim real quick huh? But going to investigate “bullying” which people have thoroughly debunked within freaking hours. And what gets me about all of this though is that even when you read the stories it makes it seem like she was the problem, poor Harry was helpless and couldn’t do anything, so staff were sobbing in closets and scared to death of her. Sure. Jesus Christ. Between this and the paper bag test video that went viral yesterday I am over these inbred [swear word].

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      What paper bag test video? What was that about? And I do hope it’s not about what I’m thinking it is.

    • Amy Bee says:

      The jewellery story was opening up a can of worms that the journalist and the Palace couldn’t answer. That’s why it’s been dropped.

  38. Lainey says:

    I don’t believe it’s racism. I truly be live it is jealousy over their the star power. Diana was the last one who “stole the show.”

    • Mich says:

      It is a mix of a number of things. Jealousy, xenophobia (particularly against Americans), classism, plain old misogyny, and definitely misogynoir.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Nah, racism is involved.

    • LaraW” says:

      You keep telling yourself that.

    • Lizzie says:

      I wonder if any of them have ever addressed a black woman as ma’am or as a superior before. I’m guessing not.

    • Jaded says:

      Lainey, the UK is horribly racist from the lower classes up to the royal family. Of course it’s racism, plain and simple.

    • deering24 says:

      Lainey, there are few things more racist than folks who see POC doing a job better than they ever could. The knives _really_ come out then.

  39. Zappy says:

    Rarely follow royal news but this news and “chimp” news back then really made my blood boil. Now I truly believe that BRF really want Megan misscariage again. They dont want more “mixblood royal”
    Their ‘Megan is bully” smear campaign is dumb and investigation over its the dumbest thing they can do.
    Hope save pregnacy for megan. And many happiness for her fam

  40. Noor says:

    It is weird. The Times is a very reputable newspaper read by people who run UK. Why did The Times entertained disgruntled palace employees who left the service.

    It is weird that Jason who has no managerial responsibility over these PAs lodged the complaints. He resigned subsequently and a few months later was reemployed by Prince William. Why.

    • lanne says:

      It’s a Rupert Murdoch rag. It’s British Fox News in print

    • Lizzie says:

      I don’t know how HR works in the UK, but in the US no one can lodge a complaint with HR on your behalf. Nor release the information without getting sued.

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      The Times is yet another tabloid propaganda rag coasting on their former reputation.

  41. LaraW” says:

    Aside from what everyone has said here, what I’m getting from this is that their HR is as competent as their PR.

  42. Guildish says:

    It’s time to sue Jason Knauf and all the witnesses for libel.

    Let’s see how quickly they move after that.

    • Southern Fried says:

      Wouldn’t that be fun? Do it! Do it! Do it! Sue the liar pants off them all.

  43. Amy Bee says:

    The Royal Family is the one guilty of bullying here. They should have kept quiet and waited for the interview to come out to refute Harry and Meghan’s claims. All they have done is get more people on Harry and Meghan’s side and give free publicity to the interview.

  44. Sandra says:

    Um…what are they going to do? Fire her?
    Damian from Mean Girls voice: “She doesn’t even go here!”

  45. Petra says:

    Meghan should call their bluff and ask for an independent outside firm to investigate this bully complaint. If BP is truly interested in the truth, both complainants and Meghan deserves to be interviewed.

    • Jaded says:

      I bet you anything she does. Get a proper forensic investigation on this so-called paper trail and the truth will out. Jason needs to be sued for defamation.

  46. lanne says:

    I’m starting to think that the palaces “investigation “ was supposed to be an anodyne. I’m not sure if they intended it to be a pushback. The “we want to learn lessons” bit makes me think this was a way to mollify KP while not directly accusing Meghan. But it backfired big time because the media ran with the direct accusation story. The RF still doesn’t realize that the media is a loose cannon. They think because they can influence the media, they can control the media. This story is great for the British tabloids. People all over the world are clicking on tabloid stories. They won’t back off of this for anything. And they can turn just as easily on the RF. You know they have lots of receipts on William and Andrew. Now it’s “play ball with us or we say what we know.” Expect to see lots of the Cambridge kids. Maybe even a “come into our house for lunch” deal. The British media own the RF now. They have always owned Charles, but now they own William too. Hope they’re happy with the arrangement. William must be burning up with envy. He hates the media too. But Harry has escaped. This Oprah interview will pass, and Harry will go one to live his life on his own terms.

    • MsIam says:

      So agree, this “investigation” was meant to shut up KP and make this go away. I think that BP was pretty much resigned to going with the “think of your grandfather!” storyline and leave it at that, but KP/William/ Carole Middleton threw a hand grenade in it and blew the thing up. Now its turned into a big mess. And William may think he’s the big dog now because he’s the FFK but people will and are turning on him quick. I think he’s a worse sibling than Scamantha because at least she grifts to eat whereas he is just sadisticly cruel towards Harry.

    • Agree, LANNE. — Diana learned that hard lesson in a tunnel that cost her her life. You cannot control the media! Especially not now!

    • February-Pisces says:

      Even if William and Kate “win” the pr battle and all their dirty secrets are kept buried, their prize is they have to stay married to each other, stay stuck in that toxic environment and spend the next 60 years of their lives serving the public until they die. In addition if the press keep their dirty secrets buried, they will have to keep the fed until they either die or spill. Their prize sound like purgatory.

      • lanne says:

        Too many people are talking. A gentlemen’s agreement with the media from earlier times won’t work in the age of social media. And people are investigating the Queen and Charles meddling in government to keep their wealth secret. Too many people know too much. I don’t think they have 5 years of silence much less 60

  47. Rural Juror says:

    I won’t repeat what many of you have already said, but I’ve got to say that this is just absolutely appalling and I don’t think I’ve ever been more disgusted with this f*cking “family.” I hope the entire monarchy goes down.

  48. My3cents says:

    So is Melania giving the BRF anti bullying and be best advise now?

  49. Melissa says:

    I guarantee this is related to the “She texted me at 5am waaaaaah” story. I 1000% believe she expected them to, you know, actually….work. and ZOMG it was bullying because she wanted to prepare 1< event per month.

    • iconoclast59 says:

      The 5am text story and the “Harry doesn’t make the coffee anymore! Meghan hired a butler waaaaaah!” story have me convinced that the entire staff at KP are a bunch of slackers. We already know that W&K don’t make them do much. And they probably took advantage of Harry’s affability and informality to goof off all day. I think Meghan walked in, took one look at that s#itshow and decided that, in order to restore some professionalism and work ethic, there had to be a clear demarcation between boss and employee. If they were handling themselves professionally, I doubt she would’ve felt the need to do that.

      In short, KP staff lost Harry Their Best Pal because of what THEY did, not what Meghan did.

  50. Annalise says:

    Ok i have to admit I haven’t even read the article but the title ALONE made me RUSH to the comments!

    “Buckingham Palace is going to investigate the HR complaints against Meghan.”

    And do what???????

  51. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Well by all means, go forth with your Megan crusade (just as long as you get to f@ck teenage girls). Priorities.

  52. Colleen says:

    The Palace’s HR department is just one of the Queen’s corgis with a bowtie on their collar and you cannot convince me otherwise.

  53. Shoshone says:

    I seem to recall that Pedo Andrew was accused of physically attacking and fighting with a staffer at Buck House a couple of years ago. He became enraged because he wasn’t getting something he wanted RIGHT NOW. It was all over the tabs including the DM before the palace and Charles stepped in and smoothed it over and it quietly went away. Does anyone else remember this?

    Also, another celebitchy has commented on site today that Angela Kelley was in the news awhile back for physically attacking another staffer. This was a “shocker”.

    I wonder how the HR investigations turned out for both of these cases?Hmmmmmm

  54. Keri says:

    So they choose to investigate the biracial duchess for alleged bullying when the the alleged claimants denied ever filing any complaints against her. But we’re all supposed to take the word of Jason Knauf, William’s stooge, who was subsequently promoted for all the leaks and emails against Meghan and Harry? How are any of these clowns deemed credible?

    Perhaps they should start with investigating themselves.
    * Per British celebitchy Beth, many people in the UK have signed petitions requesting investigations into the firms lobbying to affect laws to hide their finances.
    * Pedo rapist Andrew and his association with sex traffickers and murderers
    * Fergie selling access to the royals
    * Incandescent Willie and his mismanagement of foundation funds that Harry and Meghan brought in which initiated a separation of households that BP and CH approved
    * The crown’s stolen loot and the jewelry they all obtained through colonization, theft, murders

    I’ll wait. Crickets.