Meghan Markle’s Suits co-star says Royal Family has ‘outlived its relevance’ and is 'bankrupt of decency'
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Meghan Markle’s Suits co-star says Royal Family has ‘outlived its relevance’ and is 'bankrupt of decency'

MEGHAN MARKLE’S former Suits co-star Patrick J Adams has launched a blistering attack on the Royal Family, branding them “bankrupt of decency” and an “institution that has outlived its relevance”. 

Adams, who starred alongside Markle on seven seasons of the hit USA Network series, made the remarks in a long Twitter thread posted in support of his friend. 

The 39-year-old Canadian actor was responding to reports that Buckingham Palace was to investigate claims of bullying made against the Duchess of Sussex during her time as a royal. 

Adams wrote that it was "obscene" the palace was "promoting and amplifying accusations of bullying against a woman who herself was basically forced to flea (sic) the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health". 

He was the timing of the investigation on the eve of Markle and Prince Harry’s much-publicised television interview was Oprah Winfrey was "just another stunning example of the shamelessness of a institution that has outlived its relevance, is way overdrawn on credibility and apparently bankrupt of decency". 

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Adams expressed consternation that this was going on while Meghan and Harry’s second child and newest member of the Royal family as “growing inside her”. 

The Suits actor then took aim at the royals, claiming they had a "family dynamic that can at best be described as complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic". 

He went on to praise his former co-star as  "kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive" adding that she had not changed even as "fame, prestige and power accrued". 

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Adams added that Markle is a "powerful woman with a deep sense of morality and a fierce work ethic (who) has never been afraid to speak up", and warned that some may "regret underestimating her". 

Piers Morgan, who is an outspoken critic of Markle, hit out at Adams’s remarks on Twitter. 

He tweeted" “Meghan Markle’s showbiz mates who flew over and grovelled up to the Royals at her wedding now publicly trashing the Monarchy - and suggesting it be abolished. Disgusting.” 

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Morgan added: "Actually, what's 'OBSCENE' is your friend trashing her husband's family on global TV as the Queen's 99-yr-old husband lies in hospital. How dare you attack our Royal Family like this, you jumped-up little twerp."

However, plenty of Markle’s friends and colleagues have come out in support including Suits creator Aaron Korsh who tweeted: "Meghan Markle is not a monster. 

"She's a strong woman with a kind heart who's trying to make her way in an unimaginable situation. 

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"I don't know the specifics of some incident from years ago but if late night emails makes you a horrible person, then I'm going to hell 50 times over." 

Fellow actress Janina Gavankar also spoke up for her friend, writing: "I have known Meghan for 17 years. Here's what she is: kind, strong, open. Here's what she's not: "a bully". ANY of us who know her, feel the same thing from her broken silence: Relief. The truth shall set you free." 

Suits writer Jon Cowan also defended Markle, describing her as “a good person thrust into an unimaginable world.” 

He said: "Having spent 3 years working with her in her pre-Duchess days, I saw a warm, kind, caring person. I know nothing of her current situation, but she gets the benefit of the doubt in my book." 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have denied any and all allegations of bullying with lawyers representing the couple claiming the accusations are based on “misleading and harmful misinformation” and part of a calculated smear campaign ahead of their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.