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Royal expert claims there are more bullying allegations to be levelled against Meghan Markle. Photo: MICHELE SPATAR/AFP

Tom Bower: More Meghan Markle ‘bullying’ claims to emerge

A royal expert claims that the ‘trickle’ of bullying allegations levelled against Meghan Markle will soon flow like a ‘stream’.

Meghan Markle

Royal expert claims there are more bullying allegations to be levelled against Meghan Markle. Photo: MICHELE SPATAR/AFP

Royal expert Tom Bower claims that there is more information regarding the allegations of Meghan Markle bullying former staff members.


A royal expert, Tom Bower, who is the author of Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War Between the Windsors, claims that there is more information on allegations that Meghan Markle bullied staff members. This comes after a former royal aide Samantha Cohen had spoken out.

The former aide was Meghan’s private secretary in 2021, when the first complaint was made that the Duchess created a hostile work environment. Cohen had worked for the royal family since 2001. The allegations were levelled against Meghan days before her and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Prince Harry and Meghan quit their roles as senior working members of the royal family in 2020. The pair then moved to California, US, where Prince Harry is now a resident.

Bower says that he has no doubt that more allegations will now emerge. He went on to say that it will emerge in a painful and unsatisfactory way.

“Now, finally, that dam has been breached – and I have no doubt that more will now emerge. The trickle of information will, soon enough, become a stream,” he wrote in an editorial for the Daily Mail. This was published on Tuesday, 23 April.

“That’s not to prejudge the matter or say what the verdict will be. But it’s very much to the Palace’s discredit that, whatever truth we arrive at, it should have to emerge in this painful and unsatisfactory way,” Bower continued.


This comes after a former aide, Samantha Cohen confirmed that she was one of 10 staff members who were interviewed in the investigation into the bullying allegations levelled against Meghan. The investigation was reportedly conducted by Buckingham Palace, according to New York Post.

“I was only supposed to stay for six months but stayed for 18 — we couldn’t find a replacement for me, and when we did, we took them on tour to Africa with Harry and Meghan to show them the ropes, but they left (quit) as well while in Africa,” she said to the Australian Herald Sun.

Cohen did not dive into the details of the interview. At the time, Meghan’s legal team denied allegations of bullying, labelling the claims a “calculated smear campaign”.

“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,” said the spokesperson in a statement.