The Real Reason Meghan Markle’s Best Friends Just Stood Up For Her

The backlash against Meghan Markle since she began seeing Prince Harry has been relentless. From comments about her race to her personality, the media and online trolls have done their best to make the Duchess of Sussex’s life miserable. With op-eds and think pieces and constant tabloid coverage, it doesn’t look like Markle –who is currently pregnant with her first child — is going to catch a break any time soon.

To make matters worse, it hasn’t even just been strangers who have bullied Markle. Her paternal family, especially her estranged half-sister Samantha Markle has been one the duchess‘ most vocal adversaries. Now, it looks like Markle’s closest friends have had enough.

Meghan Markle and Lindsay Roth
Meghan Markle and Lindsay Roth | Lindsay Roth via Instagram

The real reason Meghan Markle’s best friends just stood up for her

As a newly minted royal, Markle can’t exactly speak for herself, and she’s also worked on staying as positive as possible in the wake of her new life and the upcoming birth of her baby. Luckily, her friends don’t have those sort of restricts. They’ve had enough of the trolling and turmoil, and they’ve decided to say something about it.

Five of Markle’s best girlfriends reached out to People to shut down the nonsense. One of the duchess longtime friends and co-stars said they have banned together to “stand up against the global bullying we are seeing and speak the truth about our friend. Meg has silently sat back and endured the lies and untruths. We worry about what this is doing to her and the baby. It’s wrong to put anyone under this level of emotional trauma, let alone when they’re pregnant.”

What kind of friend is Meghan Markle?

The ladies, who all remained anonymous when they spoke to People, gushed out what a wonderful friend Markle is. They explained, “How much she loves her animals, how much she loves her friends, how much she loves feeding you, taking care of you — none of that has changed.” They explained, “[Meghan’s] a “selfless” friend who writes thank-you notes for reasons big and small and is “the best listener.”

The truth about Meghan Markle’s relationship with her dad and siblings

The duchess’ friends also revealed the real truth about her relationship from estranged father and siblings. They explained to People, “They have been made to appear as siblings who had this falling out, and that’s not the truth at all. They were not a part of her life.”

They also revealed that Markle’s father –Thomas Markle is lying about being unable to reach his daughter. The duchess‘ friends explained, “He knows how to get in touch with her. He’s never called; he’s never texted. It’s super-painful.”

Meghan Markle and Jessica Mulroney
Meghan Markle and Jessica Mulroney. | Jessica Mulroney via Instagram

How is Meghan Markle dealing with the public backlash and bullying?

Though she’s continued to put a smile on her face, Markle is bothered by the bullying and the lies that are being spread about her.  A source close to Markle told US Weekly, “Meghan has so much on her plate, between being pregnant and dealing with the public backlash, and she’s finding the whole situation incredibly stressful.”

The source explained that Markle is “definitely bothered by all the reports and speculation” adding that “some things are just hard to stay away from,” which we get, especially during pregnancy when your hormones and emotions are on a constant roller coaster ride.

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