The Queen "wants a line to be drawn" in the "drama" surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a royal insider has claimed.
Buckingham Palace launched a probe in March last year after staffers accused Meghan of bullying them.
It came just one day after the claims were published by The Times, who reported that a former top aide to the Sussexes lodged a complaint in 2018.
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It was alleged that Meghan drove two personal assistants out of the royal household and undermined a third member of staff – claims the Duchess has always refuted.
And the Queen herself is fed up with all of the noise, according to one palace insider.
They told Vanity Fair that the ageing monarch wanted the inquiry handled privately to avoid any further damage being caused to the Royal Family’s public image.
“It was damage limitation, protecting the royal family and also the Duchess of Sussex,” according to the source. “The Queen feels there has been enough drama around the Sussexes, and she wants a line to be drawn.”
A palace spokesman said regarding the probe: "The review of the handling of historic bullying allegations was aimed at enabling the royal households to consider potential improvements to H.R. policies and procedures.
"The review has been completed and recommendations on our policies and procedures have been taken forward. We will not be commenting further."
Findings of the inquiry were due to be made public in the Sovereign Grant review, but will remain private because no money from the grant was spent on the inquiry.
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Speaking to E News, a source reportedly close to Meghan and Harry said the ex-royal couple were "disappointed" by the announcement that the findings wouldn't be released.
Meghan and Harry vehemently denied the accusations, saying in a statement that they were "saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma".
The Daily Star has approached Buckingham Palace for comment.
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