New reports of alleged bullying behavior from Meghan Markle have been published in a bombshell excerpt of a new book by That London Times’ royal correspondent Valentine Low, the respected reporter who first reported senior Buckingham Palace officials had filed formal complaints about Meghan that she had been bullying staff.
In the new excerpt from Low’s book entitled Courtiers: the hidden power behind the crown, Low, due to be released in the UK early next month, claims Meghan has repeatedly left staff in tears and trembling with fear after exposing them to angry tirades or in anticipation of them.
Meghan has previously claimed the allegations are part of a “calculated smear campaign”.
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Low also claims that after a series of public engagements in Australia, Meghan was heard by several people saying, “I can’t believe I’m not getting paid for this.”
Low writes that in 2017, six months before the couple was even engaged, she told an adviser to Harry’s, “I think we both know that I’m going to be one of your bosses soon.”
Low claims Meghan took it as an “insult” to be associated with junior staff and when gently advised in late 2017 to go easy on her and Harry’s staff, she is said to have replied: “It’s not my job to coddle people .”
Low also claims Meghan threatened Harry that she would break off with him if he didn’t publicly announce that she was his girlfriend.
Low quotes a source as saying, “She said, ‘If you don’t provide a statement confirming that I’m your girlfriend, I will break up with you.'”
Another source told Low, “He freaked out and said, ‘She’s gonna dump me.'”
However, it’s the bullying allegations that are likely to hurt Meghan and Harry the most.
After allegedly speaking “especially harshly” to one person in front of other staff members, Meghan told the person, “Don’t worry. If there was literally someone else I could ask, I would ask them instead of you.”
Low says that when Prince William heard about the incident, he comforted the woman and reassured her that she was doing a “really good job,” which caused her to burst into tears.
An employee who missed a call from Meghan reportedly said: “She didn’t call back. I’m scared… This is so ridiculous. I can’t stop shaking.”
Low describes an employee’s allegation that Meghan and Harry repeatedly verbally abused her over the phone on a Friday night while the employee was out for dinner.
The anonymous employee is quoted as saying: “Every ten minutes I had to go outside to have her and Harry yell at me. It was, ‘I can’t believe you did that. You’ve let me down. What did you think you were doing?’ That went on for a few hours.”
The employee claimed the calls went on “for days,” adding, “You couldn’t get away from them. There were no lines or borders – it was last night, first thing in the morning.”
Another source tells Low, “There were a lot of broken people. Young women were broken by their behavior.”
Meghan had previously denied bullying allegations. They were released just before Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey aired.
“Let’s just call this what it is – a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and damaging misinformation,” the Sussexes’ spokesman said in a statement released in March 2021. “We are disappointed that this defamatory portrayal of the Duchess of Sussex is being given credence by a media outlet. It is no coincidence that distorted, multi-year-old allegations aimed at undermining the Duchess are being leaked to the British media just before she and the Duke are expected to speak openly and honestly about their experiences over the past few years.”
Low said he received the footage from sources who “believed only a partial version of Meghan’s two-year tenure as a member of the royal family had surfaced” and wanted “the public to get a glimpse of her side of the story before she.” watch the couple’s highly acclaimed interview with Winfrey.
Meghan’s lawyer Jenny Afia previously said in a documentary: “What bullying really means is the repeated and intentional abuse of power to hurt someone physically or emotionally. The Duchess of Sussex absolutely denies ever having done so. Knowing her, I can’t believe she would ever do that. It just doesn’t match my experience with her at all.”
The Daily Beast have reached out to Meghan and Harry’s office for comment.
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