Heather du Plessis-Allan: How ruthless is the Queen?

Author
Heather du Plessis-Allan,
Publish Date
Fri, 5 Mar 2021, 5:32PM

Heather du Plessis-Allan: How ruthless is the Queen?

Author
Heather du Plessis-Allan,
Publish Date
Fri, 5 Mar 2021, 5:32PM

How ruthless is the Queen? 

She might be getting on in years, but she’s clearly not lost her nerves of steel.

Those fresh bullying claims levelled at Meghan Markle have Buckingham Palace’s finger prints all over them.

I’ll bring you up to speed, if you haven’t been following it.

Three days ago, The Times broke the story that Meghan Markle allegedly treated staff members so badly that two left.

It then came out that Kiwi Jason Knauf, who was working for Meghan and Harry, had sent an internal email because he was so worried about Meghan’s behaviour.

So, as a result, Buckingham Palace has announced an investigation into the bullying allegations. 

Here are the reasons to be very suspicious about where this story is coming from.

Number one: Jason Knauf now works for William and Kate, who are have had a falling out with Harry, and you can guess whose side Knauf is now on.

Number two: the timing of this story is too cute. It’s emerged just days before that Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah, which by all accounts is freaking the royal family out because they don’t know what’s in it.

Number three: the bullying investigation. What’s the point in launching an investigation?  Meghan and Harry aren’t part of the family anymore.  Any bullying they might’ve been subjecting staff too is history.  It’s not a current threat to royal staff. 

It’s been said any inquiry must’ve been signed off by the Queen, so this attack – if it is coming from Buckingham Palace (as it appears to be) – probably has her blessing. 

And that’s ruthless isn’t it?  It looks like she’s prepared to put the future of the crown ahead of her grandson.  The Queen’s been ruthless in the past – deciding who Charles could marry, forbidding her sister from marrying Captain Townsend, being cruel to Diana – so it should be no surprise that she’s still got it, even at 94.