Last week five of Meghan Markle’s friends gave an interview to a US magazine to reveal the “truth” about the Duchess of Sussex amid scrutiny in the press. Royal expert Camilla Tominey warned Meghan about “briefing the press” adding it was not “recommended”. Ms Tominey also pointed out that Princess Diana and Prince Charles also used the press during the breakup of their marriage.
Speaking on Today, she said: “Although it is not unprecedented for Royals to brief the press via friends, Diana and Charles did it all the time when their marriage was breaking down.
“It’s not necessarily recommended. It just opens the floodgates.
“The more you give bad publicity the oxygen of publicity it just gets worse and worse.”
Erin Hill, People Magazine Editor, explained why Meghan’s friends spoke out in the press.
She said: “As Meghan’s closest friends they are in contact with her daily.
“They are the ones who see best the effect that the mistruths and the rumours are having on her.
“They felt now was the best time to speak out.”
Last week five of Meghan’s friends decided to defend the Duchess of Sussex in an anonymous interview with US magazine People.
One of Meghan’s inner circle said: “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.”
The huge row comes following the release of a handwritten note Meghan sent to her father last August.
The note was sent just three months after Mr Markle had pulled out of his daughter’s wedding due to health concerns, which following a row over staging paparazzi photographs.
The Duchess of Sussex’ half-brother Thomas Markle Jnr has warned Meghan’s relationship “will never be the same”.
The 52-year-old claims there is “no trust” between father and daughter.
He said: “The relationship is broken beyond repair. It’s so sad to see.”