Ben Goldsmith, a financier, asserts that one of the reasons Meghan Markle is reviled is because she is a “manipulative bully.”
In response to the assertions that the Duchess was the target of racist treatment, Mr. Goldsmith, who is the brother of Minister Zac Goldsmith, posted a series of messages online in which he made a number of accusations.
One of the three was removed almost immediately, but the accusation that Meghan had been impolite can still be seen.
Mr. Goldsmith, who served as a non-executive board member for the Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, made the following statement: ‘We are far from perfect, but poll after poll shows British people to be among the most welcoming and the least racist anywhere.
‘At the start Meghan was adored. Crowds thronged the streets at the wedding. Meghan is disliked because she is a manipulative bully who got found out.
‘Meghan has come to personify the arrival of America’s deranged culture wars in Britain. ‘
Allegations of bullying have been leveled against the Duchess of Sussex, despite her vehement denials of any wrongdoing in this regard.
In June, Buckingham Palace announced that it had “revised” its HR policies in response to a report that investigated allegations that Meghan had bullied staff members.
However, it stated that the investigation would never be made public, and a source claimed the following at the time: ‘The household seems to be terrified of upsetting or provoking Harry and Meghan.’
Allegations surfaced approximately 18 months ago in response to complaints made by staff members during a ‘toxic period’ prior to the couple’s departure at the beginning of 2020.
“Broken” royal aides described how they felt humiliated, “sick,” “terrified,” left “shaking” with fear, and reduced to tears as a result of their experience.
It was alleged that Meghan subjected her employees to “emotional cruelty” and “driven them out” of their jobs as a result. The Sussexes were called “outrageous bullies” by one person.
The lawyers representing the Sussexes have vehemently denied allegations that their clients bullied or mistreated staff between the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2020.
In the interview that she and Harry gave to Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, which was broadcast just a few hours after the allegations were made public, Meghan accused the media of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and Harry.
The allegations that Meghan’s ‘belittling’ behavior while working as a member of the Royal Family caused two female personal assistants to leave the household and ‘undermined the confidence of a third was the subject of an announcement made by royal aides in March of last year that they were launching an investigation into the allegations.
It was reported that members of the staff were left in tears and felt ‘traumatized,’ and some individuals compared their condition to that of having post-traumatic stress disorder.
For the purpose of investigating the allegations, the Royal Household has retained the services of an independent law firm, which will be privately paid for by the family. This decision, which some speculated could exacerbate the tensions between Harry and Meghan and “the institution,” was made.
The Duchess has consistently and vehemently denied the allegations, and at the time, her legal team referred to them as a “calculated smear campaign.” They did not provide a response to yesterday’s requests for comments.
In December of 2017, a spokesman for the palace made it abundantly clear that an investigation would not be conducted into the particulars of the allegations, which had been brought to the attention of senior household staff at the time by Harry and Meghan’s concerned press secretary, Jason Knauf.