Meghan Markle's 'Suits' costar said 'it sickened' him to see the royal family's 'obscene' treatment of her

Meghan Markle's 'Suits' costar said 'it sickened' him to see the royal family's 'obscene' treatment of her
Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle on "Suits."USA Network
  • "Suits" star Patrick J. Adams is speaking out in support of his costar Meghan Markle.
  • He said it "sickened" him to see the "racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol" written about her.
  • Adams outlined his admiration for her handling of the public controversies over her engagement with the royal family.

Meghan Markle's former "Suits" costar Patrick J. Adams wrote a pointed Twitter thread on Friday morning, calling out the British royal family and slamming the British media's treatment of the Duchess of Sussex.

"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.

"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," the thread continued.

Markle starred in "Suits" alongside Adams from 2011 to 2017.

The former actress and her husband Prince Harry stepped back from royal life last year and moved to the US after a period of intense scrutiny from the press.


As outlined in this analysis from Insider's royals reporter Mikhaila Friel, Markle was "unfairly criticized for doing the same things her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, is praised for." A royal expert Friel spoke to said it wouldn't be happening if she were white.

Markle and Prince Harry recently sat down for a rare "tell-all" interview with Oprah Winfrey, which is scheduled to air this coming Sunday on CBS.

In preview clips of the interview, Markle said the royal family "perpetuated falsehoods" against her.

"I don't know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there's an active role that the firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us," Markle said. "And if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean, there's a lot that has been lost already."

Meghan Markle's 'Suits' costar said 'it sickened' him to see the royal family's 'obscene' treatment of her
Prince Harry Meghan Markle at their engagement announcement in officially engaged.Chris Jackson / Getty

In the Twitter thread, Adams alluded to Markle, who is currently pregnant with her second child, being on the receiving end of "bullying" during the lead-up to the interview's premiere.


"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," Adams wrote.

"Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special" airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

You can see a complete timeline of Markle and Prince Harry's relationship, and how they decided to step back from the royal family, in our deep dive here.