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Buckingham Palace HR department to look into allegations of bullying against the Duchess of Sussex

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Buckingham Palace says it will examine the circumstances of bullying allegations made against the Duchess of Sussex in The Times newspaper.

Harry & Meghan’s former staff members, including their chief of staff, have made serious allegations against the Duchess.

A palace statement read: “We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

“Accordingly our HR team will look into the circumstances outlined in the article,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Wednesday.

“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.”

A spokesperson for Meghan said she is “saddened” by the allegations which were published on Wednesday in The Times.

The spokesperson added that the story was the “latest attack on her character”.

It is alleged that Meghan’s two personal assistants were driven out of their roles and that a third member of staff had their confidence undermined.