Meghan Markle's Childhood Boyfriend Isn't Convinced by Bullying Claims | 22 Words

Meghan Markle's childhood boyfriend has claimed that he isn't convinced by the former palace staffs' bullying claims that emerged earlier last month.

What he had to say has solicited a big reaction online...

Now, many would argue the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have experienced a very turbulent couple of years.​

The turmoil first began with the news that the pair were stepping down as senior royals back in January 2020.

In a joint statement via Instagram, Harry and Meghan announced that they wanted "a normal upbringing for their child" and they felt that spending their time between the U.K. and America would be much more appropriate for their family environment.

Which as you know, came as a huge shock.

Following that, the claims that the Queen wasn't notified of the couple's plans began to circulate.

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And so did rumours that Harry's relationship with his brother William had come under stain.

The couple then moved to start their new life here in the U.S.

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And as the dust started to settle, the couple seemingly began living the life they've always wanted in L.A.

But since the beginning of 2021, Harry and Meghan have dominated headlines once again...

First, Harry and Meghan announced that they would officially not be returning as working members of the royal family.

Then, back in February, the couple announced they were expecting their second child.

Harry also appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden in his first public interview since stepping down.

Then of course, there's the interview everyone has been talking about.

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Following their controversial departure from the royal family, Harry and Meghan, sat down with Oprah to give their side of the story with some mind-blowing allegations being made.

For example...

It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.

Meghan also addressed that incident with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

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Headlines were made in 2018 when Meghan allegedly "made Kate cry" in a row about bridesmaids' dresses in the days before her and Harry's wedding - well, in her chat with Oprah, Meghan claimed that Kate was the one to make her cry.

Though she did stress that Kate had apologized and that she had "forgiven her."

She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.

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Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised "concerns" about how dark Archie's skin would be before his birth.

"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, 'you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."

Harry explained that he "had to get out," though when he did he was "cut off financially" when he and Meghan needed help the most...

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He also added that they've since been relying on his inheritance from Princess Diana.

"I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn't have what my mom left me, we wouldn't have been able to do this."

"All I wanted to do was keep my family safe."

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Meghan then insisted that they never had any plans at first to quit the U.K - she said the intention was to "do this forever" and that she told the royal family to "use me as much as you like".

Later in the interview, Oprah asked how the prince thinks the late Princess Diana would have felt about the rifts that drove them to step back from the royal family.

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"I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad," Harry said, "But ultimately, all she'd ever want is for us to be happy."

And then among all that chaos...

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We saw the bullying accusations made against Meghan.

In the weeks building up to Oprah's interview, numerous accusations of bullying were made against Meghan from a couple of years ago, with it being claimed she had driven 2 young female assistants out of the palace with her "vicious behavior."

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A source told The Times that Meghan reportedly drove 2 personal assistants out of the household and undermined the confidence of a third.

Jason Knauf, former communications assistant for the couple, allegedly submitted the complaint in October 2018 to protect palace staff who were coming under pressure from the duchess.

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According to the report, an aide feared that a row may erupt over whether the Duchess had been told that the media would be present at an event.

The aide allegedly said, "I feel terrified. I can't stop shaking."

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Another source also claimed that there were "a lot of broken people; young women were broken by their behavior." An ex-employee also alleged they'd been personally "humiliated" by Meghan.

Of course, Meghan denied all allegations...

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With a spokesman noting that she was "saddened by this latest attack on her character."

He then stressed that she "is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma."

And now, Meghan's childhood boyfriend has had his say on the claims.

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Speaking with Us Weekly, Joshua Silverstein said that he doesn't "personally see her" mistreating royal staffers as allegations suggested.

Prompting many others to share their opinion...

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"I see her doing whatever it is she feels like she should do in order to be happy and coexist within a system that has probably not been very welcoming to who she is and where she comes from," he said.

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Before adding: "When you find women of color, particularly Black women, standing up for themselves and speaking out and speaking against what they feel [is] disrespect or oppression, often times whiteness tends to classify that in negative ways because they don't want that to happen."

"It's almost like people are expected to know their place and whenever they don't fall in line with that, then people say it's a problem."

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Buckingham Palace is said to be currently investigating the allegations made against the former royal.

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