Meghan’s friends rally to her defence after bullying allegations

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The Duchess of Sussex’s friends have rallied to her support as reports claimed a string of ex-royal workers will take part in the inquiry into bullying clams made against her.

Confidants of the duchess have taken to social media to defend her against the accusations.

“This is Meg”

Meghan’s friend Silver Tree directed the US drama Suits, in which the duchess starred. Along with pictures of Megan, Tree tweeted:

This is Meg. A real person- not a cover story. She is one of my very nearest and dearest. Like all her friends I love her madly.

She is the friend who insists on always hearing the details of your life, your day, your kids life, your kids day, before hers. Always before hers.

“Goodwill runs in her bones”

Another of the duchess’s friends, Lindsay Roth, a television producer, posted a message of support on her Instagram page:

Meg’s M.O. has always been kindness; goodwill runs in her bones.

I know this to be true after 22 years of very close friendship. I have seen first-hand how she treats her friends and their families, and her colleagues.

Wimbledon 2019 – Day Four – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Meghan and friend Lindsay Roth watch Serena Williams at Wimbledon (Mike Egerton/PA)


Roth added:

If you have a specific goal, she will help you get there, and your passions will become hers on your behalf. If you ever have the pleasure of meeting Meg – and I hope more of you do – you will see the altruistic, magnanimous friend who I am so lucky to have in my corner.

Official response from Meghan

Meghan’s spokesperson has said:

The duchess is 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.

She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good

The allegations

Ten former members of royal staff are reportedly prepared to take part in the Buckingham Palace inquiry. Allegations include that Meghan drove out two personal assistants and that staff were “humiliated” on several occasions.

They were first reported by the Times. It said Jason Knauf, the Sussexes’ then communications secretary, made a bullying complaint in October 2018.

Knauf left a few months after making his allegations. He’s now working as the chief executive of William and Kate’s Royal Foundation.

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