Meghan Markle is facing multiple complaints of bullying from royal staff during her time at Kensington Palace. The Duchess, who denies the allegations, has since asked to see evidence relating to the case made against her, according to the source.
Meghan has requested “documents, emails or text messages” in relation to the allegations, according to The Mail on Sunday.
A Palace insider claimed the Duchess had “written to request the evidence”, the paper reported.
A spokesman for the Sussexes declined to comment.
Buckingham Palace said it will launch an inquiry into the claims, and has instructed a law firm to handle the complaints.
The Palace has decided the matter will be handled by “independent” external investigators, instead of the in-house inquiry initially announced.
An insider said the palace will “not be providing a public commentary” as the circumstances of the allegations are investigated.
Lawyers acting for the Sussexes previously described the bullying allegations as “a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation”.
The claims against Meghan emerged just days before the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey aired.
Commenting on this, the Duchess’s lawyers said: “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…