• Buckingham Palace will investigate the allegation that Meghan Markle bullied some staffers  
  • The palace made it clear that it will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace
  • Buckingham Palace will look into the circumstances outlined in the controversial report about Markle

Buckingham Palace has decided to investigate the claim that Meghan Markle bullied a royal staff.

The Duchess of Sussex was accused of creating a toxic and manipulative atmosphere for royal aides in a story published by The Times Tuesday. Following the report, Buckingham Palace released a statement announcing that they will investigate the matter.

"We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," a statement from the palace to Yahoo News UK read. "Accordingly our HR team will look into the circumstances outlined in the article. Members of staff involved at the time, including those who have left the Household, will be invited to participate to see if lessons can be learned. The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace."

Prince Harry's wife was accused of reducing staffers to tears when she was living in Kensington Palace. The Times also quoted one royal aide as telling a colleague, "I can’t stop shaking," as they anticipated a confrontation with Markle.

The Times alleged that the complaint was made by Jason Knauf in October 2018. He raised the concern because Markle "was able to bully two PAs out of the household." The outlet also learned from a source that Prince Harry allegedly asked Knauf to not pursue the complaint against his wife.

Prior to the report, there were already allegations that Markle fought with the palace staff. Tom Quinn, author of "Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir From Queen Mary To Meghan Markle," claimed that Markle had a row with the staffers because she was not "getting the sort of attention she deserved."

"It was almost as if in that one encounter, it encapsulated for Meghan the problem that she had, that she's a Princess and she's number two," Quinn told Daily Star Online. "She's very sensitive about not being treated with the same respect that she feels Kate is, so can react badly and doesn't take it lying down."

Meghan Markle is suing Associated Newspapers for printing parts of her letter to her "vulnerable" father in August 2018, saying the media harassed and manipulated him
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS