Duchess Meghan faces bullying complaints ahead of highly anticipated Oprah interview

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Tuesday fired back at claims by royal staffers who accused Meghan of bullying.
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bullying allegations against Meghan Markle. Detailing complaints the duchess of Sussex received during her time at kensington palace. Maggie Rulli is in London with the latest. Good morning, Maggie. Reporter: Hey, George, good morning. These accusations are coming as prince Philip is enentering his third week in the hospital here in London. Obviously this has been an emotional time for the royal family. Overnight a report of turmoil in the royal household. British newspaper "The times" revealing claims of bullying made against the duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in 201 the duchess calling it a smear campaign. "The times" reports an official complaint was lodged saying she drove two personal assistants out of the household. A named royal source is skying instance of emotional cruelty and manipulation. One former employee saying they had been humiliated by the This suggests things were a lot more tense than we previously understood and escalated to a point that we perhaps hadn't understood before. Reporter: The "The times" reports royal sources approached E newspaper believing the public should have insight into their side before prince Harry and Meghan sit down with Oprah Winfrey airing Sunday. Almost insurvivable sounds like there was a breaking point. Reporter: A spokesperson says let's call it what it is, a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation. Someone clearly felt it was really important to put this into the public domain presumably to create a new narrative which they feel is the accurate narrative of what's gone on behind closed doors. Reporter: Now, Meghan went on to say she's been a victim of bullying herself. That she continues to strive to be a example of doing what is right and good. So far there's been no official comment from Buckingham palace. Guy, we're still following closely Philip in the hospital. Just this morning we did hear from his daughter-in-law Camilla who said he was slightly improving so hopefully a bit of good news there. That is a little bit of good news. Good to hear.

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