Meghan Markle’s friends claim the palace is only using Prince Philip’s health as an excuse “to keep her muzzled” and say she wouldn’t ask to postpone her interview with Oprah.
A friend of Meghan and Harry told Daily Mail: “Even if Meghan had the choice to postpone the Oprah special she said she wouldn’t because it has absolutely nothing to do with Prince Philip and that this is just an excuse by the palace to keep her muzzled.”
The source continued: “Prince Harry has no say on the matter. What’s done is done. Meghan said now the whole world can see what she had to endure for months on end. No support whatsoever and now even across the pond, still no loyalty or support.”
In the short teaser released on Wednesday, the former actress accused the palace of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and her husband.
The video was released on the same day Buckingham Palace launched a probe into claims that the Duchess of Sussex bullied her former royal aides.
“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 Buckingham Palace reads.
“Accordingly our HR team will look into 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 statement adds: “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.”
Some royal staff claimed they have suffered anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder because of the way they were treated by Meghan and Harry.
But a source said: “(Meghan) said these outrageous allegations confirm why she and Harry had to part ways and make it their mission to be a voice for the underdog.
“Meghan said not once did anyone from the Palace come to her defense when she was being shredded by the tabloids, but now all of a sudden it’s okay for those same people to talk to the media.”
The source added: “She said it’s a double standard and not in a million years would Kate ever be treated this way. Meghan said she was singled out from day one.
“Meghan said she is beyond relieved and grateful that she can enjoy her pregnancy surrounded by love and support, unlike what she experienced behind the walls of the Palace.”
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