Meghan Markle Is 'Saddened' By Allegations Of 'Bullying' Royal Aides: 'A Calculated Smear Campaign'

It's so secret the British press had no issues publishing horrible accusations against the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, during her time as a senior royal.

Now that she and hubby Prince Harry have stepped back from their roles, they have taken time to rebuild their family and are ready to slam all the negative allegations placed on Meghan.

Bullying allegations against the Duchess of Sussex were brought up in a new article by *The Times* on Tuesday.

The publication reports that Meghan faced a complaint at Kensington Palace, claiming she "drove two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member."

The complaint was reportedly made back in October 2018 by Meghan and Harry‘s communications secretary at the time, Jason Knauf.

The Times wrote: "seemingly in an effort to get Buckingham Palace to protect staff who he claimed were coming under pressure from the duchess. Prince Harry pleaded with Knauf not to pursue it, according to a source."

"Senior people in the household, Buckingham Palace and Clarence House knew that they had a situation where members of staff, particularly young women, were being bullied to the point of tears," a source told the publication.

A spokesman for Meghan and Harry has shut down the allegations.

"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," the spokesperson told The Times.

The statement went on to reference the pair's highly anticipated tell-all interview with Oprah airing on March 7:

"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."

"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,” the statement continued.

"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."

Fans are looking forward to Meghan and Harry's tell-all special where they will be able to defend themselves.

h/t: The Times.