Meghan Markle’s Canadian Suits co-star Patrick Adams launches extraordinary attack on the royals

Meghan Markle’s Canadian Suits co-star Patrick Adams launched a furious attack on the British royal family on Friday, accusing the palace of ‘tormenting’ the Duchess of Sussex and describing the monarchy as ‘toxic, archaic, and shameless’ while leaping to the defense of his former on-screen love interest. 

Patrick, 39, who was born in Toronto and is now based in Los Angeles, fired off an extraordinarily vicious rant against the royals on Twitter, where he insisted that his ‘powerful’ and ‘kind’ friend has been the subject of a underhanded behavior on the part of the monarchy after reports were published that Meghan had ‘bullied’ several former staff members at Kensington Palace. 

After using several glowing adjectives to describe Meghan, 39, Patrick then detailed the struggle he says she faced when joining the ‘archaic and toxic’ royal family. 

‘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,’ he wrote in the eight-tweet rant. 

Meghan and Harry are involved in a war of words with Buckingham Palace after the Duchess accused ‘The Firm’ – a mafia-like term used to describe the Royal Family – of smearing them and peddling ‘a wholly false narrative based on misleading and harmful misinformation’. 

Meghan Markle's Canadian Suits co-star and former on-screen love interest Patrick Adams launched an extraordinary attack on the royal family on Friday while defending the Duchess

Meghan Markle's Canadian Suits co-star and former on-screen love interest Patrick Adams launched an extraordinary attack on the royal family on Friday while defending the Duchess

Meghan Markle’s Canadian Suits co-star and former on-screen love interest Patrick Adams launched an extraordinary attack on the royal family on Friday while defending the Duchess

Bold claims: The 39-year-old described the royal family as 'archaic' and 'toxic' in the furious eight-tweet rant, which was posted in the wake of reports that Meghan 'bullied' royal staff

Bold claims: The 39-year-old described the royal family as 'archaic' and 'toxic' in the furious eight-tweet rant, which was posted in the wake of reports that Meghan 'bullied' royal staff

Bold claims: The 39-year-old described the royal family as ‘archaic’ and ‘toxic’ in the furious eight-tweet rant, which was posted in the wake of reports that Meghan ‘bullied’ royal staff

Buckingham Palace issued an unprecedented statement in which it denied claims made by Meghan that it was orchestrating a ‘calculated smear campaign’ against her. 

A spokesperson also revealed that the palace has launched a probe into the allegations, saying it ‘does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace’.

Despite the palace’s vehement denial, Patrick – who likely spent time with several senior members of the royal family when attending Meghan’s wedding to Harry in 2018 – doubled down on the pregnant Duchess’ claims, accusing the monarch of ‘promoting’ and ‘amplifying’ the bullying accusations made against her, which were published in The Times earlier this week. 

The actor painted Meghan very much as the victim, accusing the palace of attacking a pregnant woman who had to ‘flee’ to the US for the sake of her ‘mental health’.  

He wrote: ‘It’s OBSCENE that the Royal Family, who’s newest member is currently GROWING INSIDE OF HER, is promoting and amplifying accusations of “bullying” against a woman who herself was basically forced to flea the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health.’

Meghan is accused of ‘driving out’ two PAs and shattering the confidence of another member of staff, with one former aide branding Harry and his wife ‘outrageous bullies’ in The Times earlier this week. 

She has denied the allegations and accused the newspaper of being ‘used by Buckingham Palace to peddle a wholly false narrative’ about her.   

Patrick – who has not been attached to a TV or film project since starring in critically-panned Disney+ show The Right Stuff last year – has now launched himself into the fray on Meghan’s behalf, joining a growing number of her friends and colleagues who have spoken out in defense of the Duchess.   

He even went as far as to brazenly suggest that the ‘shameless’ monarchy has ‘outlived its relevance’, writing: ‘[In my opinion], this newest chapter and [its] timing is 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.’    

As well as attacking the palace, Patrick also slammed the British media, accusing it of publishing ‘racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol’ about her, while insisting that Meghan had been woefully misunderstood and under-estimated. 

‘It sickened me to read the endless racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol spewed in her direction from all manner of media across the UK and the world but I also knew that Meghan was stronger than people realized or understood and they would regret underestimating her,’ he wrote.    

Patrick is the latest in a line of friends and supporters who have helped to orchestrate an all-out war against Buckingham Palace in recent days, spouting claims that the royals want to make her ‘miserable’ as the transatlantic row between the Sussexes and the Windsors boils over ahead of Sunday’s bombshell Oprah interview.

Meghan’s allies in the US media as well as colleagues from her time on Suits have queued up to back her in the bullying row with the hit show’s executive producer Jon Cowan calling her a ‘warm, kind, caring person’ who has been thrust into an ‘unimaginable world’ and deserves the ‘benefit of the doubt’. 

Patrick likely met several senior members of the royal family while attending Meghan's wedding to Harry in 2018. He is pictured at the event with his wife, actress Troian Bellisario

Patrick likely met several senior members of the royal family while attending Meghan's wedding to Harry in 2018. He is pictured at the event with his wife, actress Troian Bellisario

Patrick likely met several senior members of the royal family while attending Meghan’s wedding to Harry in 2018. He is pictured at the event with his wife, actress Troian Bellisario

Meghan’s fightback began last night when a source close to the former actress made the extraordinary claim that Prince William’s wife Kate, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were all leaking stories about her to the press. 

Then her make-up artist friend Daniel Martin posted a defiant poem about ‘light and love’ in defense of the Duchess amid the bombshell claims she forced out members of staff at Kensington Palace and inflicted ’emotional cruelty’ on others. One worker called the couple ‘outrageous bullies’.

His Instagram post, liked by 3,500 people including Meghan’s former best friend Jessica Mulroney said: ‘Because she isn’t self centered, people can see the light in her. Because she does not boast of herself, she becomes a shining example. Because she does not glorify herself, she becomes a person of merit. Because she wants nothing from the world, the world cannot overcome her.’

And ‘Team Meghan’ cheerleader Lindsay Jill Roth, who had Meghan as the maid of honor at her wedding, said ‘goodwill runs in her bones’.

Last night on the ABC debate show ‘The View’ in America, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, broadcaster Sarah Haines declared: ‘I don’t hear anything about investigations that don’t involve Prince Andrew and his connections with Jeffrey Epstein’. 

Commentator Joy Behar compared the palace’s reaction to the ‘off with your head’ policy of Henry VIII, and added: ‘They [the palace] will just make your life miserable – you’d better toe the line. Look what happened to Diana, same thing, same thing. They do not like it when you go up against them. As far as Andrew is concerned, he is their boy. This girl is not blood’. 

Meanwhile Meghan McCain said: ‘It’s a very obvious oppo-dump on Meghan Markle, and one of the things she’s being accused of in her abuse is emailing staffers early in the morning. So I think that’s obviously ridiculous on a lot of different levels’. 

British royal experts and fans have widely condemned Harry and Meghan’s decision to do the interview, accusing them of being disrespectful to the Queen and her unwell 99-year-old husband. 

Meghan’s allies queue up to fight back against the royals ahead of the Oprah Winfrey interview 

Meghan’s friends

Lindsay Jill Roth, who had Meghan as the maid of honour at her wedding, said ‘goodwill runs in her bones’. 

She wrote: ‘Meg’s M.O. has always been kindness; goodwill runs in her bones. I know this to be true after 22 years of very close friendship. I have seen firsthand how she treats her friends and their families, and her colleagues.

 ‘If she’s driving with you in the passenger seat, she will fling her right arm in front of you at the slightest bump in a gesture of love to ensure your safety. If you have a specific goal, she will help you get there, and your passions will become hers on your behalf.’   

Meghan’s make-up artist friend Daniel Martin posted a defiant poem about ‘light and love’ in defence of the Duchess.

It said: ‘Because she isn’t self centered, people can see the light in her. Because she does not boast of herself, she becomes a shining example. Because she does not glorify herself, she becomes a person of merit. Because she wants nothing from the world, the world cannot overcome her.’ 

Omid Scobie, a friend of the Duchess who wrote the Finding Freedom biography, said: : ‘I also understand anyone’s experience needs to be heard and like any responsible business there needs to be an investigation but at the same time this is an institution that remained silent about the allegations about Prince Andrew. It does feel we have a slightly uneven playing field here.’ 

Suits colleagues

The hit show’s executive producer Jon Cowan calling her a ‘warm, kind, caring person’.

He tweeted: ‘It’s also possible the Duchess of Sussex is a good person thrust into an unimaginable world. 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’.

Angela Harvey, who wrote for the show, tweeted: ‘I worked on a set in Toronto when Meghan was on Suits. The ADs, PAs, and other crew on my show who had also worked with her loved her. LOVED. Set dynamics being what they are… I do not believe this bullying narrative for a microsecond’. 

US commentators 

Meghan McCain

‘This is really interesting because it’s a very obvious oppo-dump on Meghan Markle, and one of the things she’s being accused of in her abuse is emailing staffers early in the morning. So I think that’s obviously ridiculous on a lot of different levels. 

‘Right now they’re trying to make Meghan Markle look really, really bad, including accusing her of wearing diamond earrings that were gifted her by the Prince of Saudi Arabia after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered.

‘And these are all facts that, I guess, known for many years – why are they coming out right now?  

Sunny Hostin 

‘I’m really shocked that rather than trying to mend this rift, rather than supporting Meghan and Harry who I think removed his wife and his family from England because of the terrible racial hatred that she was subjected to, and he didn’t want history to repeat itself after what happened to his mother with the media.

‘I’m just surprised that they haven’t tried to even apologise for not protecting her more, and instead do this. It says a lot, I think, about the workings of the Royal Family.’

Joy Behar

‘I love the British output of fiction, and history and mystery. It’s like this young woman versus the family that goes back to Henry VIII. ‘Off with her head’, that King. No wonder she calls them The Firm.

‘Did you ever see that movie or read the book by John Grisham, with Tom Cruise? If you go against The Firm, they will make your life misery. In that movie they will kill you. In the British monarchy, they will just make your life miserable – you’d better toe the line.

‘Look what happened to Diana, same thing, same thing. They do not like it when you go up against them. Andrew is their boy. This girl is not blood, and I’m not even sure about Harry, but that’s another story altogether. So I’m on Team Meghan Markle.’

Sara Haines

‘I don’t want to hear about any investigations that don’t involve Prince Andrew coming out of the Palace and his connections to Jeffrey Epstein and his affairs, or actions, with young girls and women. The fact that there’s silence there is also tacit consent. Until they investigate Prince Andrew, I don’t want to hear about it.’

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