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Meghan Markle bully allegations were ‘rescinded’ by Palace staffers, book claims

Claims Meghan Markle was a bully have reportedly been dropped by two members of Buckingham Palace.

In their newly released version of Finding Freedom, Duke and Duchess of Sussex biographers claim the accusing staffers have rescinded their shocking complaints.

According to Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, "upon discovery" of a formal complaint issued by Prince Harry and Meghan's ex-communications secretary, "two of the individuals mentioned in the email asked for any allegations made to HR about their experiences with Meghan to be rescinded".

In October 2018 Secretary Jason Knauf reported the bullying allegations "in an effort to protect staffers," The Times reported before the couple's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

According to Page Six, the HR complaint stated: "I am very concerned that the Duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year. The treatment of X was totally unacceptable.

"The Duchess seems intent on always having someone in her sights. She is bullying Y and seeking to undermine her confidence. We have had report after report from people who have witnessed unacceptable behaviour towards Y."

Those staffers whose names were redacted to X and Y immediately pulled the plug on their grievances with Meghan after discovering Knauf allegedly reported the alleged incidents, the book claims.

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"When it became known to [the two individuals], they each asked for the matter to be rescinded and for it to not become an official complaint," a source alleged to Scobie at Harper’s Bazaar in March.

A spokesman for Harry and Meghan denied all claims of bullying, saying: "The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.

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"She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good."

Representatives for the couple also deny the pair having anything to do with the biography Finding Freedom.

Piers Morgan has admitted that he is "delighted" after Ofcom found that he was not in breach of regulations with his Meghan Markle comments on Good Morning Britain.

The Daily Star has approached Meghan Markle's representatives for comment.

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