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Speaking at a news conference to discuss Royal Household’s annual financial statement, Michael Stevens – the Crown’s official in charge of finances – said the private company appointed to investigate the allegations had completed its work.

Stevens said a number of recommendations had been made, but he did not disclose any actual details, conclusions reached, or recommendations put forward. Since the review was privately funded, there was less pressure on the Crown to publish its findings.

“While I can confirm that this was a review of the handling of the allegations aimed at enabling the Royal Families to consider possible improvements to human resources policies and procedures,” Stevens said. “The review has been completed and recommendations on our policies and procedures have been put forward, but we will not comment further.”

A senior royal source said the palace was keeping silent about the investigation to protect the anonymity of collaborators.

“We believe that those who participated in the review took part in the understanding that those discussions with the independent law firm would involve confidentiality, and therefore we have a duty to respect that confidentiality,” the source said.

The source said the Palace made several policy changes after the review, but declined to divulge them in detail.

“Whenever you do an independent review or take a test of this nature, there will always be lessons to be learned, there are always ways you can improve the processes and procedures,” the source said. “We generally will not disclose every change to our policies and procedures.”

The allegations surfaced last year, when The Times in UK published an article, citing unnamed sources, which claimed the Duchess fired two personal assistants from her Kensington Palace home and betrayed the trust of a third staff member. reduced.
Buckingham Palace initially said it would investigate the claims, but later hired an outside law firm to do so.
At the time, a Sussex spokeswoman dismissed the Times report as “a calculated smear campaign”, as it was published days before Oprah Winfrey’s bombshell interview with Meghan and Prince Harry.

The couple spoke publicly for the first time since announcing plans to step back from senior roles in the British royal family in 2020.

Meghan told Winfrey that as a British royal she was once so isolated and lonely that she “didn’t want to live anymore.” She described herself as a victim of an image-obsessed Buckingham Palace, weighing in on how dark her son Archie’s skin would be, how often she went to lunch with friends.

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