'Like working for teens': Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's 'bullying' reportedly left staffers 'broken'

The book, 'Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown', revealed how Meghan Markle's repeated screaming tirades left staffers in tears

'Like working for teens': Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's 'bullying' reportedly left staffers 'broken'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been accused of bullying their staffers to the point of leaving them broken, claims a new book (Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UK: A set of new allegations against Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, accusing them of bullying and berating their staffers, which was mentioned in an extract of a new book 'Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown' by The London Times’ royal correspondent Valentine Low, has been made public. The extract mentions how "there were a lot of broken people.”

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In the book, which is due to be published on October 6 in the UK, Low alleges that Meghan’s repeated screaming tirades left staffers in tears. He details a claim by an anonymous staffer, as per Yahoo!, who said, “Every 10 minutes, I had to go outside to be screamed at by her and Harry. It was, ‘I can’t believe you’ve done this. You’ve let me down. What were you thinking?’ It went on for a couple of hours.” The staffer alleged the calls continued “for days,” adding, “You could not escape them. There were no lines or boundaries—it was last thing at night, first thing in the morning.” While another source said, “There were a lot of broken people. Young women were broken by their behavior.” Meghan allegedly told a young female worker in front of other colleagues, "Don’t worry. If there was literally anyone else I could ask to do this, I would be asking them instead of you."

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As per Page Six, private secretary Samantha Cohen was allegedly screamed at by the couple before and during a flight to Australia for their 2018 tour of the South Pacific. A friend of Cohen said in the book, "Sam always made clear that it was like working for a couple of teenagers. They were impossible and pushed her to the limit. She was miserable. She was constantly having to battle on Harry and Meghan’s behalf, while taking all this abuse from them." The book also narrated how Palace Press Chief Jason Knauf allegedly wrote an email in 2018 to Prince William’s private secretary Simon Case about “very serious problems” with Markle’s behaviour. “I am very concerned that the duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year. The duchess seems intent on always having someone in her sights," the email  read.

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England (Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

'Calculated smear campaign'

According to Wales Online, Meghan has previously denied allegations of bullying and has accused Buckingham Palace of a "calculated smear campaign." They were published just before Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. A statement from the Sussexes’ spokesperson released in March 2021 read, “Let's just call this what it is—a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation. We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of the Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet. It's no coincidence that distorted several-year-old accusations aimed at undermining the duchess are being briefed to the British media shortly before she and the duke are due to speak openly and honestly about their experience of recent years.”

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