LONDON: Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday it was launching an investigation after a newspaper reported that a former aide had made a bullying allegation against the Duchess of Sussex.

The Times of London reported allegations that the duchess drove out two personal assistants and left staff feeling humiliated. It said an official complaint was made by Jason Knauf, then the communications secretary to Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry. He now works for Harry’s elder brother, Prince William. The palace said it was clearly very concerned about the allegations.

It said in a statement that the palace human resources team would look into the circumstances outlined in the article and would seek to speak to current and former staff.

“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,” it said.

Published in Dawn, March 4th, 2021

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