Buckingham Palace Is Taking A Big Step In The Meghan Markle Investigation

It took Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's shocking tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey for Buckingham Palace to make a bold move towards reconciliation. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex captured the world's attention when they announced their decision to step back as senior royals in 2019, via BBC. It was no secret all the public scrutiny Meghan faced in the press. But still, many wondered why the couple decided to separate from the royal family "after many months of reflection and internal discussions." The statement they released shared their decision to split their time between the U.K. and North America, while "continuing to honour our duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages."

While speaking with Oprah in their first sit-down interview since their move to the U.S., the couple made a number of revelations, including the suicidal thoughts Meghan had while living at Buckingham Palace and the skin tone concerns some unnamed members of the royal family expressed ahead of Baby Archie's birth, via CNN.

Meghan also shared the stress she was under after being stripped of her passport, keys, and drivers license upon moving to the U.K. She even provided backstory on claims of having made Kate Middleton cry in the past, which turned out to be the other way around, per People. The royal family was under fire following the scandalous reveals. However, despite her feelings of being targeted, Buckingham Palace decided to launch an internal investigation into allegations that the Duchess bullied royal staffers.

Meghan Markle was accused of bullying royal staffers

Within a week after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey made waves in the press, Buckingham Palace announced the launch of an internal probe into claims royal staffers made against the Duchess. The palace decided to hire a third-party firm to investigate allegations accusing Meghan of creating a toxic work environment for royal aides during her time living at Kensington Palace, via the Sunday Times of London

The probe will look into claims made by two senior aides who said they were bullied by Meghan and a former employee who claimed to have been "humiliated" by the Duchess. "The actual worst incidences haven't come out," a source told the outlet. "There are some harrowing stories to tell." However, Markle has remained adamant that the claims are all false. "There's a lot that could come out in the wash that hasn't been told," the insider added. Sources for Prince Charles also shared how offended he was by Prince Harry's claims of being "cut off" from his father financially. A claim they say is "hypocrisy" considering how "financially independent" the couple said they wanted to be after their royal exit.

"Our commitment to look into the circumstances around the allegations from former staff of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is being taken forward but we will not be providing a public commentary on it," a palace spokesperson said. It looks like the tension in the royal family is only getting thicker.