Meghan Markle's telly co-star launched an extraordinary attack against Buckingham Palace, branding the Royal Family "shameless", "archaic" and "toxic".
Patrick Adams, who starred alongside the Duchess of Sussex in Suits, leapt to her defence on Twitter as the row over accusations she bullied members of Kensington Palace staff rumbled on.
His response was eight tweets long as he praised Meghan as "kind", "cooperative" and "supportive" while attacking the Royal Family.
Adams wrote: "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.
"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."
Meghan is accused of bullying members of Kensington Palace staff in 2018 when she was still a working royal.
It is claimed she "drove out" two senior PAs and shattered the confidence of another staff member.
She vehemently denies the accusations, with her lawyers saying the claims are based on "misleading and harmful information".
Buckingham Palace is investigating the claims, which it called "concerning".
The Palace issued a statement denying claims made by Meghan that it was orchestrating a "calculated smear campaign" against her.
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It is claimed that Meghan and husband Prince Harry told pals they "knew it would get ugly" ahead of their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, which airs this weekend.
Despite the Palace's strong denial that it is orchestrating a smear campaign, Adams doubled down on his friend's claims she is being targeted by the Firm.
The pair played on-screen love interests in the US programme before Meghan met Harry and quit acting.
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Adams continued: "It’s OBSCENE that the Royal Family, whose newest member is currently GROWING INSIDE OF HER, is promoting and amplifying accusations of 'bullying' against a woman who herself was basically forced to flee the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health."
He later branded the monarchy "a stunning example of the shamelessness of an institution that has outlived its relevance".
Adams is the latest of Meghan's pals who have come to her defence after the bullying allegations first broke.
They include Jessica Mulroney, make-up artist Daniel Martin, actress Janina Gavankar and best pal Lindsay Roth.
Meghan and Adams' characters were romantically involved for seven seasons of Suits before marrying in her last appearance before quitting the show.
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