Patrick J. Adams is making his loyalties clear. The 39-year-old actor, who played Meghan Markle’s love interest on Suits for nearly a decade, took to Twitter on Friday to slam the royal family and the recent reports of bullying aimed at the 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex.
Adams didn’t hold back, calling Buckingham Palace’s recent response to the allegations of bullying against Markle, “another stunning example of the shamelessness of an institution that has outlived its relevance, is way overdrawn on credibility and apparently bankrupt of decency.”
Meghan Markle and I spent the better part of a decade working together on Suits. From day one she was an enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive member of our television family. She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power accrued. She has always been a powerful woman with a deep sense of morality and a fierce work ethic and has never been afraid to speak up, be heard and defend herself and those she holds dear. Like the rest of the world, I have watched her navigate the last few years in astonishment. 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.
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. And then they welcomed Archie. And on any sort of decent planet that would be a time to stop sharpening the knives and let these two people enjoy the magical early months and years of starting a family. But we don’t live on that planet and instead the hunt continued.
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. IMO, this newest chapter and its timing is just another stunning example of the shamelessness of an institution that has outlived its relevance, is way overdrawn on credibility and apparently bankrupt of decency. Find someone else to admonish, berate and torment. My friend Meghan is way out of your league.
Adams has maintained a close relationship with Markle since the duo departed Suits together in 2017: He was present at her royal wedding and has publicly celebrated all of her milestones as a duchess. Meanwhile, Markle has returned to her native California with Prince Harry and their son, Archie, and the couple is currently expecting their second child as non-working members of the royal family. Her tell-all promises to open the floodgates on palace gossip and not, like, discuss a potential Suits reunion.