Nine months after the initial claims were made, Buckingham Palace has remained tight-lipped about the findings in their investigation that Meghan Markle bullied palace staff while working as a royal. The Daily Mail found the secrecy surrounding the investigation to be deliberate, as the Palace has only spoken to a very small number of employees involved in the case. Those interviewed likely included the two unnamed personal assistants, another staff member, and Simon Case, Prince William’s previous press secretary. The case was reportedly sent an email in 2018 by Jason Knauf, Kensington Palace’s communications secretary, which raised concerns about Meghan’s behavior.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, a source close to the investigation said, “I think they [the Palace] are slightly caught between a rock and a hard place on this… There are obviously serious questions to be asked as to how the original complaints about bullying made against the duchess were handled internally.” The source added that the investigation has “been far from comprehensive.”
The outlet adds that the investigation has been kept so undercover that many staff members are unsure whether or not it’s still going on. The secrecy and lack of interviews have caused many to question the impartialness and effectiveness of the palace’s investigation. However, Meghan and Harry reportedly have a plan of attack in place when the findings are released. that the royal couple has a 30-page dossier prepared to refute any untrue claims.