Meghan Markle bullying probe results buried after funding from the Queen

The findings of a long-awaited probe into accusations Meghan Markle was a bully in Buckingham Palace will reportedly “never be published”.

Efforts have now been made to improve the quality and systems of human resources in the Palace, although The Times reports that some participants in the probe are "deeply disappointed" and weren’t told it had finished – or that the results had been finalised.

The inquest was carried out by a law firm, independently of the palace and its employees, to find out whether Meghan had caused "real stress and trauma" with her behaviour, something she strenuously denied.

Sources inside the Palace have said that changes will be made, even though the results will remain “buried”.

The source said efforts were underway on "improving the policies and procedures" and that the results were classified to save the privacy of people involved in the investigation.

More is expected to be announced in the Sovereign Grant report later this month

Courtiers have since said that the probe’s results would “not be played out in public” in order to ensure people involved remained as “comfortable” as possible.

The Times was told by a royal insider: “The actual worst incidences haven’t come out. There are some harrowing stories to tell.”

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The Queen is widely reported to have been the source of the funding into the probe.

The investigations were launched after leaked documents were sent to The Times containing emails from 2018 sent by Meghan’s former press secretary.

Jason Knauf said he was "very concerned" the Duchess of Sussex "was able to bully two PAs out of the household" and described her behaviour as “totally unacceptable”.

“The Duchess seems intent on always having someone in her sights [and] I remain concerned that nothing will be done,” he wrote.

Accusations of bullying in May last year were also levelled at Meghan by two senior staffers and a third claimed they’d been "humiliated".

The accusations have been strongly denied by Meghan's legal team, who counter-claimed that she was the victim of a “smear campaign".

In his book Battle Of The Brothers, royal author Robert Lacey wrote that a courtier claimed: “Meghan governed by fear. So many people said it. Nothing was ever good enough for her.

"[She] humiliated staff in meetings, [would] shout at them, [would] cut them off email chains — and then demand to know why they hadn’t done anything."

Meghan has never publicly addressed the bullying probe, but previously told Oprah during her 2021 bombshell interview that a reported verbal altercation between her and Kate Middleton before her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry had been misreported.

While reports at the time claimed Kate had been left in tears over the argument – said to be over the bridesmaids' dress fitting – Meghan said it was Kate who made her cry, but they'd made up afterwards.

"She owned it and she apologised, she brought me flowers and a note apologising – she did what I would do if I had hurt someone," she added.

Meghan told Oprah it was the resulting fall-out in the press, where she was being blamed for something that had happened to her, that marked her turning point within the Royal Family.

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