In the midst of the Sussex drama, Kate and Wills prove their respect for the Queen
According to a source, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have insisted on being included in any ‘formal’ enquiry into claims that they intimidated their employees. The investigation, which is currently being billed by human resources as an ‘internal examination,’ could hear testimony from up to 12 ten royal aides who worked for the pair. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to be informed about the investigation, headed by a Royal Household human resources officer. Past and current employees will be encouraged to talk about their experiences to strengthen the palace’s human resources practises and see what lessons can be learned.
The Sussexes, however, are unlikely to be interested in or even informed about the operation, which has been dubbed an “internal investigation,” according to a palace aide. According to a source close to Harry and Meghan, who now lives in Montecito, California, they were not informed about the investigation and were unaware of its depth. ‘If there were any enquiry into them, there would have to be a structured procedure where we would have to be involved,’ the source said. Formal allegations are part of a proper HR enquiry.’ Melissa Touabti, Jason Knauf, Samantha Cohen, and Simon Case are among the royal aides (right) at the intrigue’s centre .
There may be as many as eight to twelve people who want to testify, though no one knows who they are yet.
The Daily Mirror reported that ten former Kensington Palace staff members want to be involved, according to sources linked to a group of aides ready to testify.
The Sussexes are firmly opposed to the allegations of misconduct.
‘A group of people are queuing up to be involved,’ a royal source said, adding that up to ten people wanted to help. They’ve been silent for far too long, and there’s a lot to discuss.’
According to the Telegraph, the review will likely concentrate on a particular period and enable staff to speak about their experiences dealing with the Sussexes.
Any improvements to workplace procedures as a result of the investigation, according to royal sources, will be made public in their annual Sovereign Grant survey.