Chrissy Teigen shared on What Happens Live! that Meghan Markle reached out to her after the loss of her son, Jack, and they have connected multiple times since.
“Yeah, she’s been so kind to me ever since we connected,” she said in response to a fan question. “She had written me about baby Jack…but yeah she is really wonderful and so kind—just as kind as everyone says she is.”
Teigen went on to say, “That’s why you look at everything and you’re like ‘My god, what is absolutely wrong with people that they have to make this person out to be so malicious or so crazy?’ when it’s just as simple as them being as kind as everyone says they are.”
But not everyone says that Meghan is kind, seemingly only people who are of use or are higher up on the Hollywood food chain than she is.
Her own staff certainly didn’t feel that way.
According to a stunning report originally published by The Times London, the nation’s premier hard-hitting news source, the former royal was accused of “bullying” by several staff members.
It was Jason Knauf, the couple’s communications secretary, who first made the official complaint, barely five months into her time as a royal. He reported that she drove “two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third member of staff. (The complaint also) expressed concern about the stress being experienced by Samantha Cohen, the couple’s private secretary.”
The staff who have voiced their experience or observations have said that Meghan reduced several to tears and humiliated one member of staff repeatedly.
When Meghan was first approached about her treatment of staff, she is reported to have said, “It’s not my job to coddle people.”
One staff member said that at the prospect of spending time with Meghan, “This is why I feel sick.”
There was also one who said that after staff discovered that media would be at the event feared telling the Suits actress, stating, “I feel terrified. I can’t stop shaking.”
Samantha Cohen, a long-time royal staff member, also drew the wrath and targeting of the newlyweds. “They treated her terribly. Nothing was ever good enough. It was, ‘She doesn’t understand, she’s failing.’”
There are also reports that Meghan threw or spilled hot drink in the direction of a staff member in anger.
Meghan, of course, vehemently denied the accusations. A formal inquest into the bullying complaints is currently happening, in order to establish the veracity of the claims and to ensure that a principal, i.e. a royal, is unable to abuse staff members, who are paid for by the tax payers.
A member of household staff said it was about time, and that the institution constantly protected the former actress.
“The institution just protected Meghan constantly,” one said. “All the men in grey suits who she hates have a lot to answer for, because they did absolutely nothing to protect people.”
So is Meghan Markle really “kind” to everyone, or is she only nice to certain people who she deems as beneficial to whatever agenda she has? I would argue it’s the former rather than the ladder. After all, this is a woman who only speaks with one member of her family, her mother, and distanced her husband from his.
At the end of the day, do we care about Meghan’s relationship with Teigen? Will that rehab Meghan’s image to connect herself with John Legend’s wife? Likely not. Meghan remains the most former divisive member of a royal family in years, and Teigen won’t help her grand vision of a media monopoly.