Five of Meghan Markle’s close friends have spoken to People about their relationship with the Duchess of Sussex.

Markle has received numerous nasty comments and has been the subject of countless rumours since she first started dating Prince Harry in 2016. Despite keeping quiet for a couple of years, the royal’s pals have now revealed what Markle is really like, insisting they want to “stand up against the global bullying we are seeing and speak the truth about our friend.”

A longtime friend and former co-star insisted: “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.”

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The women in question wanted to keep their anonymity to protect their private relationship with the duchess.

A friend from Los Angeles added of visiting Markle’s cottage: “We had a couple of days together recently. Her husband was out of town on work. In the room she made up for me, there was a candle lit by the bed, slippers, and a robe.

“We were the only two in the house. It was our time. She made the most lovely meals. She made tea every day. It was raining and muddy outside so the dogs got all dirty, and she’s wiping them off with towels.

“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.”

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The girls even spoke about the ongoing claims made by Markle’s estranged siblings Samantha and Thomas Jr., who constantly badmouth the duchess to the press.

The pal shared, “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 added of Markle’s father Thomas and his claims that his daughter has cut him out of her life: “He knows how to get in touch with her. He’s never called; he’s never texted. It’s super-painful.”

The former colleague continued, “If I’m thrown some kind of curveball, I always think, I gotta talk to Meg. We talk daily. And the first thing out of her mouth is, ‘How are the kids? How are you?’ I’m not even allowed to ask about her until she finds out about me.”

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