Royal staff have reportedly taken back Meghan Markle bullying claims

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Royal staffers who made bullying allegations against Meghan Markle earlier this year have reportedly rescinded their complaints.

In March, Meghan's communications secretary Jason Knauf told The Times that in 2018 she had driven "two personal assistants out of the household and undermined the confidence of a third staff member."

After the allegations came to light, Meghan and her husband Prince Harry made a statement to People, 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. 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."

Following the complaint, Buckingham Palace launched an official investigation.

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Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images

But now, in the newly added epilogue for Finding Freedom: Harry & Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand reveal how Royal staffers requested that their claims be taken back.

"Two of the individuals," the epilogue says, "asked for any allegations made to HR about their experiences with Meghan to be rescinded."

The epilogue also addressed the Palace's investigation into the claims: "Employees who worked for Harry and Meghan [were] invited to give testimony about her alleged behaviour in the workplace (a move also welcomed by the Sussexes, who sources said hoped the process would 'shed light on the reality of these rumours')."

The investigation into the claims, which is being carried out by an independent law firm, were due to be released in June of this year. But, the investigation has been delayed and details of any findings are not expected to be released to the public until 2022.

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