In March 2021, the Crown opened an investigation after allegations of harassment against Meghan Markle
The investigation is over but the results will not be released.
Meghan Markle has always firmly denied the facts of which she was accused
The Crown’s investigation is complete, but we will not know its conclusions. In March 2021, the British royal family opened an investigation after several former employees of the duchess said they were victims of harassment and intimidation in an investigation published by the Times. “We are clearly very concerned about the allegations made by The Times following claims made by former staff of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the palace said. As a result, an “HR team will review the circumstances described in the article”: “Staff involved at the time, including those who have left the household, will be asked to participate to see if any lessons can be learned. drawn“, had then specified the palace of Buckingham.
More than a year after its opening, the internal investigation is over. But the findings will not be made public. According to People on the other hand, recommendations have been incorporated into the policies and procedures of the palace. In these, employees are encouraged to be whistleblowers if they are victims or witnesses of “inappropriate” practices or actions. Also in the conclusions is a ‘work concern’ policy, which sets out how staff members have the opportunity to raise a concern or ‘whistle the whistle’ on others within the institution. “It’s in no way limiting – there is a procedure for reporting a concern,” said a source, who discusses the possibility of raising concerns through independent advisers.
Meghan Markle “saddened” by the revelations
Quickly after the publication of the Times investigation which implicated him, Meghan Markle broke the silence through one of his spokespersons. “The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, especially as someone who has been the target of bullying and who is deeply committed to supporting those who are suffering, confided Prince Harry’s wife. She is determined to continue its work of building compassion in the world and will continue to strive to lead by example in doing what is right and doing what is right.” The investigation has been entrusted to an independent law firm. “This work was undertaken privately and no taxpayer grant money was spent, a source said. (…) The review has been completed and recommendations on our policies and procedures have been put forward, but we will not comment further.”
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