Buckingham Palace is facing questions about why it won’t reveal the bullying investigation’s findings.
The palace confirmed a private investigation into claims Meghan bullied staff has ended. She has always denied the allegations.
The review looked at how palace staff handled complaints, not the allegations themselves.
After revealing that HR policies had been improved, the company refused to release details.
A senior palace source said, “Because of the confidentiality of the discussions, we have not disclosed the recommendations.” Policies and procedures have been changed to incorporate the recommendations.
So all staff and royal family members know the revised policies and procedures.
Meghan allegedly drove out two personal assistants and “humiliated” staff, according to Buckingham Palace.
The duchess’ attorneys denied the allegations. Current and former Meghan staff were expected to speak.
Sky News believes few people were interviewed. Archewell, the Sussexes’ charity, would not confirm if the duchess was involved or told of the recommendations.
A law firm conducted the investigation, which was privately funded by a royal family member. The palace suggested recommending policy or procedure changes in the Sovereign Grant report.
While the annual accounts have a large HR section and “Staff Report,” it’s unclear if any of the listed procedures have changed due to the investigation.
It outlines the royal household’s Concern at Work policy, which encourages individuals to raise concerns about others’ conduct and sets out how issues can be aired. Staff can access the policy on the intranet site – known as the Coronet.