Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were worried about the impact of the bullying allegations lobbed at her by a British newspaper just days before the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, but ultimately concluded that the efforts to “undermine” Meghan by shadowy figures at the palace showed how right they had been to leave the royals behind.
The claim is made in a new edition of Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s book Finding Freedom which comes out next week. The book has been the subject of intense speculation due to the authors’ perceived closeness to Meghan and Harry. The couple has denied co-operating with the authors, despite the fact that the book shares detailed descriptions of their private moments and thoughts.
In an account of the new chapter published by British newspaper the Independent, it’s reported that the book delves into the Sussexes’ reaction to a series of articles published in The Times of London days before the Oprah interview, which said a senior palace staffer had alleged in 2018 that Meghan bullied her staff, several of whom allegedly left their jobs, were reduced to tears or felt “humiliated” by Meghan’s actions.
Meghan denied the allegations at the time, dismissing them as a smear campaign against her, and saying she was “deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.”
The timing of the leak led many seasoned observers of royal intrigue to view it as a classic “oppo dump.” Indeed, the reporter who…