One of Megan Markle’s dearest friends, Pilates instructor Heather Dorak, appeared on social media in defense of the Duchess in light of the increased tabloid control she faces in front of her and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“It’s hard for me to watch her go through everything she needs to, because the press Megan may like to hate,” Dorak began in an Instagram post. “Mostly because I’m so far from Megan that I know him. Sweet. Mil. It always shows up! Two weeks ago, she was the first to surprise me with a gift after knee surgery. 17 years ago, she entered my young Pilates studio and instantly became my rock in all things in the early 20̵
She continued: “It may be hard to see, but she lives for the little, thoughtful things – flowers for no reason, a random sweet, handwritten note. She’s always been really beautiful … M, I love you. “
Dorak’s mood reflects the feelings of model Chrissy Teigen, who also defended Markle, suggesting that the negative attention she receives could have dire consequences for the pregnant public figure.
“This Megan Markle is hitting too close to home for me,” Tigen tweeted on Friday. “These people will not stop until she has an abortion. F-king, stop. “
Buckingham Palace has announced its intention to investigate allegations of harassment against Markle by a former employee, even as others in Markle’s past flocked to her defense.
Pauline McLaren, author of “Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture,” said this week that the upcoming special program for the Duke and Duchess of CBS was “more dangerous than the interview for Prince Andrew’s car accident.”
“I think Megan will get a lot of sympathy, especially from the American public, for her position, which is untenable,” McLaren said.