Prince Harry Reveals He Held Meghan Markle As She Cried All Night After Being Accused Of Bullying Palace Staff
Though Meghan Markle defiantly denied the "bullying" claims made against her by members of the Kensington Palace staff, she was in an emotional mess behind closed doors.
In Prince Harry's mental health docuseries, The Me You Can't See, he revealed that the harsh words really took a toll on his wife.
"I was woken up in the middle of the night to her crying in her pillow because she doesn’t want to wake me up, because I’m already carrying too much," he shared. "That’s heartbreaking. I held her, we talked, she cried, and she cried, and she cried."
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In early March, just days ahead of the couple's sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, The Times published a report in which anonymous staff members stated they were treated poorly by the Suits star.
"The complaint claimed that she drove two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member,” the report read.
While one staffer declared that she was "humiliated" by Meghan, another aide suggested her behavior was "more like emotional cruelty and manipulation, which I guess could also be called bullying."
Shortly after, Meghan and Harry's spokesperson released a statement to defend the brunette beauty.
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"Let’s just call this what it is — a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation," their message said. "We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of The Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet."
"It’s no coincidence that distorted several-year-old accusations aimed at undermining The Duchess are being briefed to the British media shortly before she and The Duke are due to speak openly and honestly about their experience of recent years," the note continued.
"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," concluded the statement. "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."