Meghan Markle’s Friends Fight Back in the Press, but It’s a Dangerous Game
This week, Meghan Markle’s friends gave interviews to People seeking to counter a battery of negative stories about the duchess. The fallout should wake up the royal press team.
After months of negative publicity, in which she has been portrayed as a demanding diva who makes her staff (and Kate Middleton) cry, Meghan Markle struck back this week, with five of her friends giving what appeared to be sanctioned and carefully coordinated interviews to People magazine in the U.S., in which they sought to portray Meghan as caring, selfless, and down to earth.
The interview was long on detail that was catnip to royal fans: Meghan cooks for herself and Harry ‘every night’ and leaves slippers and a robe out in a candlelit room for friends who come to stay with her in their London cottage.