The interview that Harry of England and Meghan Markle have given to the journalist Oprah Winfrey , which will be broadcast in the US this coming Sunday, March 7, has unleashed the fury of Buckingham Palace. Although the royal institution has not issued an institutional response, it has allowed several emails to be leaked, published by The Times , where the Duchess of Sussex is accused of having subjected several of the palace workers to workplace harassment, something that the dukes have tried to deny.
However, not even their popular and media image is helping them to withstand the media downpour. Doubts have settled about what Markle will really be like: if the kind, philanthropic, loving wife of Enrique, or the cold and despotic movie star grown up to reach the most famous monarchy in the world. To tip the balance for the first option, Markle's closest friends have now come out in defense, who have made two separate allegations to clean up her image.
At nine o'clock on the night of March 4, the actress and singer Janina Gavankar wrote a tweet for the nearly 178,000 followers of his Twitter profile. In it you could read: “I have known Meghan for 17 years. This is what it is: kind, strong, open. Here's what she doesn't: 'a bully.' The message was clear against the latest messages issued by Buckingham Palace. Gavankar continued: “Any of us who know her feel the same because she broke her silence: relief. The truth will set you free. ”
Gavankar has had roles in series such as True Blood or the most recent The Morning Show . In an interview with Entertainment Tonight a year ago, he said that they met in 2004 but that they have almost always been apart, so their friendship "is based on video calls", in which they can spend hours chatting about what is most important to them.
Just a couple of hours after Gavankar's public defense, the television writer and producer Lindsay Roth raised her voice. On her Instagram profile, with just 6,600 followers, __ AOPEN__2 Roth posted two photos of her with Meghan, with whom she has been friends for 22 years: one on her wedding day, in 2016, in which Markle retouches her makeup , and another at the graduation of the current duchess. In addition, the images are accompanied by a long text that is a powerful defense of the Duchess. He says of her that “he has always been kind, kindness runs through his veins.” “I have seen first-hand how he treats his friends, his family and his co-workers,” he rivets.
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“If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Meg, and I hope many of you have, you will see the altruistic and magnanimous friend that she is and that I am fortunate to have,” Roth explained. “It's funny, outrageously funny. And list. It is more than a cover story. It was that woman when we were students at Northwestern University; It was that woman in Los Angeles when we spent our days auditions; It was that woman who lived in Toronto as the Rachel Zane from Suits ; It was that woman before I went out with Enrique; It was that woman after you found out she was dating Enrique; she was that woman when she became Duchess of Sussex and she is still, without a doubt, that woman today. ”
These two close friends of Markle are the last to speak out on the matter, but not the only ones. The actress Jameela Jamil also posted a public allegation on her Twitter profile where she defended the Duchess in a series of tweets. “Let me get to the point. The palace has been fine with all of this 'harassment' of Meghan for years until a few days before they feared she might publicly expose them. It seems like a legitimate claim. Maybe Prince Andrew did not go to the pedophile island with Epstein, maybe it was Meghan disguised as him! ”Jamil scoffed in a tweet, to continue in another. “If the royal family is comfortable doing this publicly to a pregnant woman… we can't imagine what he will put it through in private. They seem terrified. The interview has not even aired. What are they trying to hide? Their rotten despair sucks. ”