Seeing Red! Meghan Markle Went 'Mental' Over Color Of Blankets, Staffers Began To Quit When She Arrived At The Palace: Report
Just ahead of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, new details into the Duchess of Sussex’s alleged bullying have come to light.
According to a new report in The Times of London, the 39-year-old allegedly went “mental at her [personal assistant]” when embroidered blankets that she ordered as gifts came back the wrong shade of red. The alleged incident took place over three years ago, according to the Times’ insider, just after Meghan and Harry got engaged on November 27, 2017.
The source also said that Harry’s assistant “left within months” of Meghan making her way into the fold of the palace as the Duke of Sussex’s then-girlfriend. The two began dating in 2016.
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Melissa Touabti then began to work with Meghan, but was so “traumatized” she also quit within months, according to the report, which also claimed that Harry “behaved appallingly for months.”
However, the insider said “he personally apologized to everyone involved” when he learned of the staff’s displeasure — however, the source said that Meghan did not.
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The happy couple have come under fire after recent allegations that Meghan bullied her staffers while she was still a working member of the royal family were leaked to the press — something the former actress has fiercely denied.
“Let’s just call this what it is — a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation,” a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement, while noting: “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 years,” referring to the couple's upcoming chat with Winfrey. The statement added that Meghan is “saddened by this latest attack on her character.”
The new details into the alleged bullying do not come as a surprise, as an insider told The Royal Observer, “There are many different sides to a story. Meghan has decided to tell her side and now should be prepared for others to tell theirs.”