Like any Hollywood drama, Meghan Markle’s been the target of intense criticism and scrutiny (particularly by English tabloids) since marrying into the British royal family. But, unlike Hollywood, Markle is under strict royal rules to not speak directly to the press, give unapproved interviews or make comments not filtered by the palace.
What’s the next best thing to do, then? Enlisting her friends to speak out for her, which, judging by the new article published by People magazine, is exactly what happened.
Of course, Markle’s five close friends “who form an essential part of Meghan’s inner circle” who spoke to the publication could have acted on their own accord. And who knows how close these people, who asked to remain anonymous “to protect the private relationships they hold dear,” actually are to the duchess?
But something tells us Markle, who clearly reads the news about her and Prince Harry, and according to her friends, is aware of the reports about her—both positive and negative—wanted some say in the matter. (She is a former actress, after all, and was used to frequently giving interviews to the press and speaking her mind via her now-defunct blog The Tig.)