In an effort to uncover the truth, Buckingham Palace is reportedly now hiring a third-party team of lawyers to investigate claims that Meghan Markle bullied staff. The Sunday Times report sightly differs from the Palace's original response, as they had previously stated the process would be conducted in-house.
"Our commitment to look into the circumstances around allegations from former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex is being taken forward but we will not be providing a public commentary on it," a spokesperson for the palace stated in response to the new information.
The Daily Mail also reported that the former actress has requested to see any evidence found.
FROM CHRISTMAS SERVICES TO TROOPING THE COLOUR: HOW THE ROYALS CELEBRATE THEIR INTRIGUING FAMILY TRADITIONS
Earlier this month, the Times of London published an article in which several staff members of the palace claimed to be mistreated by Meghan in 2018. One claim noted Meghan caused an employee to burst into tears, while another staffer called her behavior "more like emotional cruelty and manipulation, which I guess could also be called bullying."
In response, the Palace stated they'll be looking into each and every claim.
"We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex," the statement read. "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."
Meghan has denied all of the bullying accusations, issuing her own statement via her spokesman that read, "The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma."
HOME SWEET HOME! FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE TO WINDSOR CASTLE — SEE MAGNIFICENT PHOTOS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL RESIDENCES
It continued: "She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good."