Meghan Markle has come up against new claims that she bullied and mistreated members of the Royal household at Kensington Palace.
According to the details, Jason Knauf is said to be at the heart of the allegations claiming Meghan Markle bullied staff during her time at Kensington Palace. However, the accusations have been strongly denied by a spokesman for the Sussexes.
Knauf was the communications secretary for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the time the allegations were made. He is said to be the person who submitted the bullying allegations to the Human Resource (HR) department in October 2018.
Royal family watchers recently learned that Knauf suddenly would exit his high-powered position at the Royal Foundation before the New Year.
The stepping down of Jason Knauf has “[rung] alarm bells”, a royal commentator has claimed.
US podcast host Molly Mulshine claimed: “It definitely makes me think Meghan may not be as guilty as they made out in this situation. If he really felt confident about the allegations that he made then why would you leave the job two months later?”
“If you really felt like you had this important investigation to carry out, I just don’t see why you would leave. I think there’s a lot of intrigue here, something fishy is going on,” added Mulshine.
Knauf is still a member of staff at the palace and now works for Prince William and won’t actually leave his position on Kate Middleton’s and Prince William’s royal charity foundation until the end of the year.
“Working with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been the privilege of my career. I will always be grateful for the opportunity I have had to support their leadership in the UK and internationally,” said Jason in his official statement.
“The months ahead will be the busiest time in the Foundation’s history with the first awards for The Earth shot Prize and more progress on our early childhood work. We have a lot to do with our amazing team and all of our partners,” he added.
Kate and William took their cues from Knauf, saying they were “immensely grateful” for his “hard work and commitment” as an “integral part” of their foundation.
He previously worked as their Communications Secretary.