Royal Family buried Meghan Markle bullying claims in move to keep peace with Prince Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their visit to the 'Education For All' boarding house in Asni Town, Atlas Mountains

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their visit to the 'Education For All' boarding house in Asni Town, Atlas Mountains

Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 03/07/2023

- 21:10

The Duchess of Sussex categorically denied allegations of bullying

The Royal Family has buried bullying claims levied against Meghan Markle in an attempt to keep the peace with Prince Harry, an expert has claimed.

Valentine Low, The Times’s royal correspondent, relayed the decision in an updated paperback version of his book Courtiers.

Writing for the broadsheet, Low claimed: “The palace said it would not be releasing the outcome of the inquiry, or even revealing what lessons had been learnt, on the grounds of confidentiality.

“But most people suspected that the real reason they were burying the report was to try to keep the peace with Harry and Meghan.”

Prince HarryPrince HarryPA

Buckingham Palace confirmed it had conducted an investigation into the handling of allegations of bullying in June 2022.

But the Firm has decided not to publish the probe’s conclusions in order to preserve the confidentiality of those subject to the investigation.

The Duchess of Sussex has vehemently denied the accusations made against her.

A spokesperson for the mother-of-two warned the claims were merely the “latest attack on her character”.

Meghan MarkleMeghan Markle PA

Writing in his Megxit memoir Spare, Prince Harry also emphasised how his wife showed care for the well-being of staff members.

The Duke of Sussex claimed this included checking up on those who were ill, sending food, flowers and other thoughtful gestures to those facing challenges or struggling emotionally.

He also mentioned her acts of kindness such as buying pizza and biscuits, as well as hosting tea parties and ice cream socials.

However, the attempt by the Firm to extend an olive branch to the Sussexes comes some time after the couple last attended an event on British soil.

Royal Family

Several leading members of the Royal Family


The pair attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral last September and were pictured with Prince William and Princess Kate addressing mourners outside Windsor Castle.

But only the Duke attended King Charles’s Coronation, with the 38-year-old leaving quickly after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

The couple lost their UK residence last week just months after King Charles told the Sussexes they needed to hand the keys back.

The Duke and Duchess have since been pictured holding hands during a public outing in Santa Barbara, California.

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