Meghan Markle has ripped studies about her bullying royal aides as being a “calculated smear marketing campaign” to deflect from her blockbuster Oprah TV particular.
“Let’s simply name this what it’s — a calculated smear marketing campaign primarily based on deceptive and dangerous misinformation,” a spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex advised the Instances of London concerning the accusations.
Insiders had alleged to the paper that in her quick tenure as a senior royal, the duchess decreased staffers to tears and even bullied two senior members into leaving their jobs.
“It’s no coincidence that distorted several-year-old accusations geared toward undermining The Duchess are being briefed to the British media shortly earlier than she and The Duke are resulting from converse brazenly and truthfully about their expertise of current years,” the spokesman mentioned of Sunday’s Oprah particular.
“The Duchess is saddened by this newest assault on her character, significantly as somebody who has been the goal of bullying herself and is deeply dedicated to supporting those that have skilled ache and trauma.
“She is set to proceed her work constructing compassion world wide and can hold striving to set an instance for doing what is correct and doing what is sweet,” the spokesman mentioned.
Buckingham Palace declined to remark to the UK Instances. Nonetheless, senior royal sources advised MailOnline that the complaints weren’t orchestrated by the palace, and mentioned the Royal Household was targeted on Prince Philip’s well being issues as he stays in a hospital.