Harry and Meghan: Royal Family accused of ‘double standards’ over decision to investigate bullying claims

The co-author of Finding Freedom says Meghan “struggled” with the “double standards” and her friends were “concerned” about her.

The Royal Family has been accused of having “double standards” over its investigation into bullying claims against the Duchess of Sussex.

In an interview with Sky News, the co-author of Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom questioned why the palace had ordered an investigation into the duchess but had not done so with Prince Andrew.

The Queen’s son was friends with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and has himself been accused by one woman of sexual abuse. The duke has categorically denied the claims and said he was unaware of Epstein’s criminal activities at the time.

Buckingham Palace revealed on Wednesday it would be investigating allegations of bullying against the duchess during her time as a working royal, after The Times newspaper revealed claims she had “destroyed” one member of staff and another was left in tears.

Carolyn Durand is the co-author of the biography, released last summer, billed as Harry and Meghan’s side of the story, despite the couple’s spokesperson insisting they were not interviewed for it. The authors said they had spoken to people very close to the couple for the book.

“Why is there an investigation into this bullying but there’s not been an investigation into Prince Andrew and the allegations surrounding Jeffrey Epstein and the women who have made allegations?