After the review, officials said the palace’s personnel policy has been updated.
LONDON – Buckingham Palace has been investigating how staff dealt with allegations of bullying against Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex – but the findings remain private.
Palace officials told reporters on Wednesday that details of the independent assessment were not released to protect the confidentiality of those who participated. Current and former employees were invited to share their experiences working for Meghan after allegations surfaced about her bullying several employees last year.
After the review, officials said the palace’s personnel policy has been updated, but the palace declined to say what the changes were.
Buckingham Palace launched the investigation in March 2021 after news reports reported that Meghan dismissed two personal assistants and that staff were “humiliated” several times during her stay at Kensington Palace with Prince Harry.
The couple, who married at Windsor Castle in 2018, announced in early 2020 that they were resigning from their royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they believe was the unbearable interference and racist attitude of the British media.
Meghan’s lawyers denied the bullying allegations when they were voiced. At the time, her spokesperson said the claims were the “final assault on her character.”
In the Sovereign Grant report published Thursday, Buckingham Palace said the royal household’s “Work Concerns” policy encourages individuals to voice their concerns about the behavior of others and describes how problems can be raised.
The financial document stated that “advice and support are provided through the long-standing household employee assistance program” and that “managers are trained to support, guide and coach their teams.”
Tensions between the royal family and Meghan and Prince Harry have been high since the couple left the UK, expressing their discontent with the monarchy. In an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey last March, Meghan, who is biracial, claimed there were “concerns and conversations” within the royal family when she was pregnant about how dark her son Archie’s skin would be.