The aide who accused Meghan Markle of bullying staffers is stepping down from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Foundation.
Jason Knauf, a Texas native, is exiting due to a “deliberate worldwide relocation,” and will keep on the job till the top of the yr, the foundation introduced in a press launch Wednesday.
Knauf signaled that the cut up was amicable, as he referred to as his time with the royal household the “privilege” of his working life.
“Working with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been the privilege of my profession,” he stated in a press release launched to Whats up!. “I’ll at all times be thankful for the chance I’ve needed to assist their management within the UK and internationally.”
The royal couple stated they’ll begin the recruitment seek for Knauf’s successor shortly.
“Jason has been an integral a part of our crew since 2015. We’re immensely grateful for his laborious work and dedication, each at The Royal Foundation and beforehand as our Communications Secretary,” the couple stated in a press release.
“Since taking up as Chief Govt, Jason has pushed constructive change, making our imaginative and prescient for our charitable work and the causes that matter most to us a actuality. We’re unhappy to see him go however want him all the easiest in his future profession.”
Knauf made headlines in early March — simply earlier than Markle and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey — when a report revealed that he had filed a grievance towards the Duchess of Sussex for allegedly bullying staffers.
“I’m very involved that the Duchess was capable of bully two PAs out of the family up to now yr. The therapy of X* was completely unacceptable,” the HR grievance reportedly learn.
“The Duchess appears intent on at all times having somebody in her sights,” Knauf reportedly continued. “She is bullying Y and looking for to undermine her confidence. We’ve got had report after report from individuals who have witnessed unacceptable habits in the direction of Y.”
He added: “I stay involved that nothing might be carried out.”
A spokesperson for the Sussexes stated Markle, 39, denied all claims of bullying, and was “saddened by this newest assault on her character, significantly as somebody who has been the goal of bullying herself.”