Findings of a Buckingham Palace investigation into claims that Meghan Markle bullied members of her staff will never be published for the public to see, according to reports.
The probe, which was privately funded by the Queen, will not culminate in a statement or specify the changes to the palace’s HR policies that have allegedly tightened since the allegations.
Carried out by an external and independent law firm, the inquiry has reportedly left many involved feeling unsatisfied as they think the results of the investigation have been ‘buried’ and never clearly outlined to them. Bucking Palace are yet to comment on the reports.
A source close to Harry and Meghan reportedly told E! News that the couple is 'disappointed' the results of the review of the investigation will not be shared.
According to The Sunday Times, the findings of the report are being kept secret in order to prevent further animosity between Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the palace. Additionally, The Sunday Times speculates that they hope to protect those who have spoken out during the investigation from further scrutiny.
Buckingham Palace’s investigation into Meghan Markle came after claims were allegedly made by the Sussexes' former communications secretary Jason Knauf that the Duchess of Sussex had bullied two PAs out of their jobs. According to one person, Markle shouted at the PAs and created an environment that was ‘governed by fear’.
However, Markle’s lawyers said at the time that the allegations were simply a ‘calculated smear campaign.
‘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,’ her spokesperson said.
‘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.’
Although the results of the investigation will remain confidential, changes that have since been made to the palace’s HR policy will be published in the yearly Sovereign Grant report later this month.