Anonymous “friends” have long been speaking about the Duke and Duchess, with some genuine associates doing so in a bid to protect Meghan against what they considered unfair coverage elsewhere.
The article saw five friends telling “the truth” about the Duchess in February 2019, after a series of articles alleging she had behaved badly while at the palace.
“Forget the fact of who she’s married to: She was royalty from the day I met her,” said one. “The way she carries herself, interacts with people, is how you would expect an actual royal to behave. She personifies elegance, grace, philanthropy.”
Another said: “She can make a five-star meal out of the garbage in your refrigerator.”
After the birth of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019, a source told Harper’s Bazaar magazine: “The baby is the most peaceful, placid child you’ll ever meet. They are so proud but probably quite relieved to have gotten the photos out the way … They’re rather tired!”
And when his little sister Lilibet arrived earlier this year, a source told US Weekly: “Harry adores Lili and loves reading her bedtime stories and rocking her to sleep. Every day just gets happier.”
Some anonymous sources have previously provided briefings that have turned out to be an accurate reflection of what the Duke and Duchess think.