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Meghan Markle latest LIVE – Duchess’ Suits co-star brands Royals ‘toxic’ amid Oprah interview fall-out

MEGHAN Markle's Suits co-star Patrick Adams has branded the Royal Family "shameless" and said their treatment of the Duchess of Sussex has been "obscene" in an extraordinary rant.

The Canadian actor accused the Palace of "tormenting" Meghan Markle and described the monarchy as "archaic and toxic" in a series of tweets.

Patrick, 39, said Meghan was "enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive" when they were working together on Suits.

His tweets came after reports were published that Meghan had "bullied" several former staff members at Kensington Palace. 

He tweeted: "She fell in love, moved to a new country, became a household name across the entire globe and began the difficult work of trying to find her place in a family dynamic that can at best be described as complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic."

His support comes amid the fall-out from Prince Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview, with fresh trailer released containing bombshell statements.

In the latest clip, the Duchess of Sussex accuses Buckingham ­Palace of “perpetuating falsehoods”.

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  • MEGHAN AND HARRY INTERVIEW COULD 'MAKE OPRAH MILLIONS'

    TV bosses are set to make “many millions” from reselling Oprah Winfrey’s explosive Meghan and Harry interview – after resisting growing calls to pull it over Prince Philip’s ill health.

    The talk show megastar and network CBS are not thought to be willing to change the timing of Sunday night’s show, despite the royal’s grave condition.

    Hollywood PR guru Howard Bragman, who has known the chat show queen for 40 years, told The Sun: “Somebody is set to make a lot of money from this – the total value is many millions.

    “It is very valuable footage and people around the world will want to see it – both the interviewer and interviewees are international figures. It’s truly international.

    “There are ‘fair use’ laws in the US, where the networks can show a certain amount of footage, so I’m not sure how much they will spend. But this will have appeal around the world.”

  • 'MEGHAN MARKLE HAS CONVINCED PRINCE HARRY HE WAS MISERBALE ALL ALONG'

    Petronella Wyatt said: "Let me get straight to the point about Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

    "I disagree with my friend Piers Morgan that its broadcast is a scandal, given that the Duke of Edinburgh is recovering from heart surgery. In my view, it would be a scandal if it wasn’t shown.

    Not since Peter Finch’s character threatened to blow his brains out on live TV in the 1976 film Network has anyone committed such a public act of self-destruction. When the credits roll, I have a feeling that the heads of Haz and Megs will roll with them.

    The Prince of Sighs and the Duchess of Self Delusion have committed their ultimate act of folly. They should have remembered the saying “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”. And boy, has their house turned out to be glass of the least durable kind.

    That slick trailer promised heartrending tales of Meghan’s victimhood. These include her “silencing” by bullying palace officials and her “almost unsurvivable” ordeals, presumably at the hands of the British Press, to the extent that Harry says, between gulps, that his greatest concern was: “History repeating itself.” 

    To read the full piece click here.

  • MEGHAN SHOWS 'SUPPRESSED ANGER WHEN TALKING ABOUT PREVIOUS OPRAH CHAT'

    Meghan Markle showed “anger” after claiming the palace previously blocked her from doing an interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

    In the third teaser clip released ahead of the bombshell chat, the Duchess of Sussex, 39, appeared to try to suppress her true feelings, according to body language expert Judi James. 

    Judi told Fabulous that Meghan appeared “coy” as she claimed she had a lack of freedom, but this turned to “anger” during the chat.

    Judi explained: “Her upper foot begins to rock and she giggles coyly as Oprah relates how her first request for an interview was turned down. 

    “Her [Meghan’s] head-shake suggests there are so many things she could tell and then after her ‘we’re on the other side’ her body language mood changes from ‘coy’ and there are some subtle signs that could hint at suppressed anger, like a sigh, a raising of her eyebrows and an accelerated blink rate.”

  • GAYLE KING SAYS SHE'S BEEN 'VILIFIED' AS SHE SLAMS 'OPPRESSIVE ROYALS'

    Gayle King has claimed Meghan Markle has been "vilified" as her CBS This Morning co-host slammed the "oppressive" royal family.

    Gayle, 66, defended the duchess as she and her fellow presenters discussed a new teaser clip for the couple's highly anticipated Oprah interview.

    t came as the TV network featured a report branding Britain racist and "socially conservative" – as well as a society that likes women in the Royal Family who are “seen and not heard”.

    Gayle, who is a close friend of Meghan, also tore into the royals for their response to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal and spoke about Prince Andrew: “I do think that’s a very interesting observation.

    “There’s sort of been crickets when it comes to Prince Andrew and they’re talking about alleged misbehaviour – ‘Mean Girl’ behaviour – from Meghan, that was first raised in 2018 and there wasn’t an investigation.

    “Now, right before the interview, there’s an investigation.”

  • 'MEGHAN MARKLE PLOTTED BOMBSHELL OPRAH INTERVIEW'

    Meghan Markle plotted her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey three years ago — in the weeks before she married Harry.

    The Duchess, 39, first wanted to speak when the chat queen rang in 2018.

    n a new trailer for tomorrow’s show, Oprah reveals: “You said sorry it’s not the right time.”

    Meghan had another dig at “The Firm” by claiming that Palace aides stopped her being interviewed by Oprah before the Royal Wedding.

    In the 60-second teaser clip — the longest so far — Oprah Winfrey recalls how she called Meghan in London in “either February or March 2018”.

  • LORRAINE KELLY SAYS MEGHAN AND HARRY HAVE RUINED THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ROYALS

    Lorraine Kelly said: "Meghan and Harry have wrecked their relationship with his family and I ­honestly don’t see how they will ever be able to repair the damage unleashed by this weekend’s bombshell Oprah interview.

    "All families have fights but this is ­turning into World War Three.

    "Meghan is seen accusing The Firm of ­“perpetuating falsehoods”, which is posh-speak for telling lies.

    "I’m not sure what untruths Meghan is specifically referring to because, remember, this interview was filmed well before accusations about her “bullying” royal staff came to light this week.

    "It has to be said that bullying is a very strong word to use and a serious ­accusation against Meghan."

    To read the full piece click here.

  • MEGHAN;S SUITS CO-STARS SAY ROYALS ARE 'SHAMELESS'

    Meghan Markle's Suits co-star Patrick Adams has branded the Royal Family "shameless" and said their treatment of the Duchess of Sussex has been "obscene" in an extraordinary rant.

    The Canadian actor accused the Palace of "tormenting" Meghan Markle and described the monarchy as "archaic and toxic" in a series of tweets.

    Patrick, 39, said Meghan was "enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive" when they were working together on Suits.

    His tweets came after reports were published that Meghan had "bullied" several former staff members at Kensington Palace. 

    A source told The Times newspaper the Duchess of Sussex drove two personal assistants out of the household and undermined the confidence of a third.

  • MEGHAN'S PALS SAY 'PALACE USING PRINCE PHILIP ILNESS AS AN EXCUSE TO MUZZLE HER'

    Meghan Markle friend reportedly claims the Royal Family are using Prince Philip's illness as an excuse to "muzzle" her.

    Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey will air this Sunday, while Philip recovers in hospital from a heart operation.

    A Hollywood insider who is reportedly close to the Sussexes told the Daily Mail that Meghan wouldn't push back the interview.

    The source told the Mail: "Even if Meghan had the choice to postpone the Oprah special she said she wouldn't because it has absolutely nothing to do with Prince Philip and that this is just an excuse by the palace to keep her muzzled.

    "Prince Harry has no say on the matter. What's done is done. Meghan said now the whole world can see what she had to endure for months on end.

    "No support whatsoever and now even across the pond, still no loyalty or support."

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY 'EXPECTED TO BE INVOLVED IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE PROBE'

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly expect to be involved in any Buckingham Palace bullying probe.

    The Queen ordered the probe into the bullying claims after female aides said they were "humiliated".

    The Duchess strongly denies the claims.

    Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, have not been contacted yet as part of the investigation but want to be part of it, a source told the Daily Telegraph.

    The source said: "If it was an investigation into them, of some description, there would have to be a formal process where we would have to be involved."

  • MEGHAN MARKLE SAYS 'PALACE WAS IN THE ROOM WHEN SHE PREVIOUSLY CHATTED TO OPRAH'

    Meghan Markle appeared to claim royal officials insisted on being in the room when she spoke to Oprah Winfrey on the phone.

    Oprah said she called Meghan at the start of 2018 - right before her wedding to Prince Harry - to ask her for an interview.

    Meghan turned the TV host down, saying that it was "not the right time".

    Now three years on, Meghan told Oprah: "I remember that conversation very well.

    "I wasn't even allowed to have that conversation with you personally, right.

    "There had to be people sitting there."

  • MEGHAN MARKLE'S 'DEAR FRIEND' SHARES PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN SNAP OF GINGER TOT ARCHIE

    A friend of Meghan Markle has shared a previously unseen photo of what appears to be little Archie, who is sporting his dad’s trademark ginger hair. 

    Silver Tree, who worked as a producer on Suits, posted the sweet shot of the playful one-year-old on Twitter, after strongly defending Meghan in the caption. 

    In the photo, Archie can be seen playing with some toys on a table, with proud mum Meghan beaming in the background.

    The heartwarming post comes after the duchess has been accused of bullying former members of staff at the palace.

    Silver, who attended the royal wedding in May 2018, wrote on Twitter: “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. 

  • HOLLYWOOD INSIDER CLAIMS PALACE OUTRAGE OVER INTERVIEW BROADCAST 'AN EXCUSE BY PALACE TO KEEP HER MUZZLED'

    A Hollywood insider with ties to Meghan claimed that outrage over the interview being broadcast during Prince Philip’s illness was just an “excuse by the palace to keep her muzzled”.

    They told Mail Online: “Even if Meghan had the choice to postpone the Oprah special she said she wouldn't because it has absolutely nothing to do with Prince Philip and that this is just an excuse by the palace to keep her muzzled.”

    One the bullying allegations, the source added: “[Meghan] said these outrageous allegations confirm why she and Harry had to part ways and make it their mission to be a voice for the underdog.

    “Meghan said not once did anyone from the Palace come to her defense when she was being shredded by the tabloids, but now all of a sudden it's okay for those same people to talk to the media.

    “She said it's a double standard and not in a million years would Kate ever be treated this way. Meghan said she was singled out from day one. Meghan said she is beyond relieved and grateful that she can enjoy her pregnancy surrounded by love and support, unlike what she experienced behind the walls of the Palace.”

  • PALACE FURY

    Buckingham Palace is reportedly furious at claims from “disingenuous” Meghan Markle and Prince Harry they unleashed a “calculated smear campaign” against them.

    The Times today reported claims the Duchess of Sussex is facing allegations of bullying staff made by one of her closest advisers during her time at Kensington Palace.

    The 39-year-old is even said to have snapped “it’s not my job to coddle people” after aides were left in tears and humiliated by her “difficult demands”.

    But a spokesperson for the Sussexes denied the claims – instead saying Royal aides had launched a “calculated smear campaign” against Meghan ahead of her interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    They also claimed The Times was “being used by Buckingham Palace to peddle a wholly false narrative.”

  • MORE ON JUDGE'S RULING IN MEGHAN VS MAIL ON SUNDAY CASE

    In his ruling on Friday, Lord Justice Warby explained he "did not consider that there is any real prospect that the Court of Appeal would reach a different conclusion as to the outcome of the claim for misuse of private information, or as to the issues I decided in the copyright claim".

    The judge said he would order ANL to publish a notice about Meghan's victory as it would have "genuine utility".

    He added: "The defendant devoted a very considerable amount of space to the infringing articles, which it continued to publish for over two years.

    "It has devoted a very considerable number of further column inches, and many hundreds if not thousands of words, to coverage of earlier stages of this litigation and commentary upon them.

    "The wording sought is modest by comparison, and factual in nature. But I am not persuaded of the case for prolonged publication."

  • WATCH: PRINCE PHILIP MOVED BACK TO KING EDWARD VII’S HOSPITAL AFTER SURGERY

    Prince Philip moved back to King Edward VII’s Hospital after surgery

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