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Meghan Markle’s ‘foot-stamping rant’ left Palace staff feeling ‘uncomfortable’

A Meghan Markle rant at Kensington Palace left staff feeling "uncomfortable", an extract that has resurfaced has claimed.

Royal author, Tom Quinn, claimed to Daily Star in 2020 that Kate Middleton was "horrified" and "really upset" as she valued the staff member.

It comes as the Duchess of Sussex was on Wednesday accused of bullying staff members at the Palace, according to TheTimes.

Meghan’s representatives have vehemently denied the allegations, claiming they’re nothing more than a "calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation."

In response to the allegations published by the Times, Meghan's spokesperson said: "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.

"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."

They added: "Let's just call this what it is – a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation. We are disappointed to see this defamatory portrayal of The Duchess of Sussex given credibility by a media outlet. 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."

In the wake of the Royal spat, a snippet from Tom Quinn’s Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir From Queen Mary To Meghan Markle, has resurfaced on social media.

Two accounts shared the allegations, with one drawing up hundreds of likes.

The book claims to draw heavily on accounts of palace servants who told Mr Quinn Prince William’s wife was left "horrified" when Meghan allegedly "shouted at a member of Kate’s staff".

A former servant was quoted in the book as saying Meghan Markle’s outburst was "definitely the beginning of discussions about leaving Kensington Palace".

Mr Quinn also claimed from the "viewpoint of many of the palace staff," Meghan was "the dominant partner in the marriage," and "wants people to stand to attention when she clicks her fingers."

At the time of its July 2020 publication, the Royal author gave an exclusive interview with the Daily Star, which touched on Meghan Markle's behaviour within the Palace.

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Mr Quinn told the Star Meghan once "famously" slightly "lost her temper with a member of Kate’s staff" in front of her.

He claimed the confrontation was described to him as a lot of "raised voices and foot-stamping," on the Duchess of Sussex' part.

The incident left Kate, and other people who were present "really uncomfortable" because Meghan allegedly "lost it with this person."

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The Royal author said: "Famously Meghan slightly lost her temper with a member of Kate's staff in front of Kate.

"And it was that incident, that I was told by someone who was actually there, who said it was really uncomfortable because Meghan just lost it with this person.

"The reason she lost it with Kate's member of staff was that she, Meghan, didn't feel that this person was giving her the sort of attention she deserved."

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Mr Quinn added: "Meghan asked this person, I know who it was but I can't say because it will give away my source, who works for Kate who was basically asked to do something by Meghan and said, 'I'm really sorry I can't do that because I work for Kate'.

"The way it was described to me was, there were raised voices and foot-stamping.

"She (Kate) was horrified, she was really upset because she's very fond of this particular member of staff and she thought that Meghan almost bowling out this person was just completely unacceptable.

"She's very sensitive about not being treated with the same respect that she feels Kate is, so can react badly and doesn't take it lying down."

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The bombshell bullying claim by The Times was quickly put down by Meghan’s team after the publication alleged Jason Knauf, then the Sussexes' communications secretary, made a complaint in October 2018.

Meghan’s team quickly shut down The Times allegations, which came from the publication of an email Jason Knauf, then the Sussexes' communications secretary, allegedly sent Simon Case, who was working as Prince William’s private secretary at the time, after speaking to head of HR, Samantha Curruthers.

It read: "I am very concerned 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."

Daily Star approached Meghan and Harry's representatives and the Palace about Quinn's allegations at the time.

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