Are Meghan Markle’s Friends Helping or Hurting Her and the Royal Family?

Good friends always have each other’s backs – we all know that. They defend each other if someone is treating them unfairly, and they don’t take kindly to any kind of disrespect.

Meghan Markle is someone who certainly has a large inner circle of close friends, many of which are in the spotlight just as she is. As a result of their fame, and of their relationship with the Duchess of Sussex, these friends often speak to news media.

The royal family is known for keeping up a certain image, as well as keeping their private lives under wraps. Queen Elizabeth is adamant that the family members portray themselves in a certain light, and while royal fans take a great interest in all that they do, there is most likely a lot of information that is not shared with us.

With Meghan and her celebrity friends being in the news as often as they are, many people can’t help but wonder if they are helping or hurting her and the royal family. Let’s take a look.

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Who are Meghan’s famous friends?

Meghan is extremely close to tennis star Serena Williams, as well as actress Priyanka Chopra. However, it doesn’t stop there. According to Town and Country, the duchess is also tight with stylist Jessica Mulroney, George and Amal Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Janina Gavankar, and her former co-stars from the television show Suits.

All of these high-profile people have nothing but amazing things to say about their royal friend, and it is wonderful that she has the support of so many that love her.

Meghan takes her fair share of criticism in the media

She may be one of our favorite royals, however, Meghan is definitely talked about in the media quite often. InStyle reports that the Duchess has been criticized for everything from the clothes that she chose to wear at Wimbledon to the way she held her new son.

Many people may wonder why the royal family does not say or do anything to defend Meghan or even release any statements in her favor. We need to remember that the royals have a very specific public image, and they keep quiet regarding drama so that they don’t add any fuel to the fire and make things even worse.

She is an excellent public speaker

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Meghan may not have grown up as a royal as Harry did, but she has been a celebrity in her own right for quite some time. According to Yahoo!, there is definitely a positive aspect of Meghan having so many celebrity friends who speak to the media.

A royal author says that Harry and Meghan are now considered not only to be royalty but a “global celebrity couple” as well. The same source reports that Meghan may actually be speaking to Hollywood agents, something that is perfect for her new role as the Duchess of Sussex.

Because of this, and her friends, Meghan knows how to talk to everyone that she comes in contact with, and she always knows the perfect thing to say. A PR expert reported that the duchess is a “fantastic” public speaker, and we have to agree.

Are Meghan’s friends helping or hurting her and the royal family?

It looks as if they are absolutely helping. Meghan’s friends have nothing but wonderful things to say about her and Harry, and they are becoming more of a celebrity couple each day.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex relate to fans all around the world, and Meghan’s strong connections are as helpful as can be. It is wonderful that she has remained close to all of these people since joining the royal family.