Meghan Markle’s ‘dear friend’ shares previously unseen photo of ginger Archie as she defends Duchess amid ‘bullying’ row

A FRIEND of Meghan Markle has shared a previously unseen photo of what appears to be little Archie, who is sporting his dad’s trademark ginger hair. 

Silver Tree, who worked as a producer on Suits, posted the now-deleted shot of the playful one-year-old on Twitter, after strongly defending Meghan in the caption. 

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In the photo, Archie could be seen playing with some toys on a table, with proud mum Meghan beaming in the background.

The heartwarming post comes after the duchess has been accused of bullying former members of staff at the palace.

Silver, who attended the royal wedding in May 2018, wrote on Twitter: “This is Meg.  A real person- not a cover story. She is one of my very nearest and dearest. Like all her friends I love her madly. 

“She is the friend who insists on always hearing the details of your life, your day, your kids life, your kids day, before hers.  Always before hers.”

Silver added in further tweets: "The friend who stocks her house full of all your very favourite things when you visit and pretends she already had them-just because she wants the moment to be about you not her. It’s always that way with her friends- us before her.

"When you move to a new city she creates a book of all the special things that city can give you- all the little secrets it offers over to you so you’ll feel less homesick. She leaves it on your doorstep so you have it when you wake up.

She’s the friend who shares her all of her secrets with you, because despite having so many reasons to put walls up her heart remains as wide open as it always has been.

"On her wedding day she checks in on me in the morning. It’s her day, the world is standing by, it’s a lot-but she wants the day to be special for me. 'You’ve come such a long way' she says 'Are you jet lagged?' she says 'I made you a playlist to listen to while you get ready'.

"When my son was going through a scary, complicated diagnosis she is the friend who stopped everything and helped map out, step by step, how we would navigate things. She called all the people, all the places when I was too paralyzed to form a plan.

"She’s the friend who shares her all of her secrets with you, because despite having so many reasons to put walls up her heart remains as wide open as it always has been.

"This is Meg before she met H. This is Meg now. She’s always been this person. She’s not a headline. She’s my friend. I love her."

The last time Archie has been seen in public was on the Sussexes' tour of Africa in September 2019.

Prince Harry recently revealed on James Corden's The Late Late Show, about his son's first adorable words.

Harry said: "My son is now over a year and a half, he is hysterical, he's got the most amazing personality, he's already putting two, three words together, he's already singing songs.

"His first word was 'crocodile', three syllables!"

What's more, the Prince – who was recently stripped of his royal patronages – revealed The Queen gave Archie a waffle maker for Christmas.

He explained: "Interestingly, my grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas and Meg said a waffle maker.

"She sent us a waffle maker for Archie so breakfast now.

"Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix, in the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes, he loves it.

"Archie literally wakes up in the morning and says 'waffle'."

In February, the Duke and Duchess proudly revealed Archie was going to be a big brother when they announced they were expecting their second child.

Sources alleged to The Times this week that Meghan drove two personal assistants out of the royal household and undermined the confidence of a third.

The paper further reported claims Meghan "humiliated" at least one ex-staffer while another source claimed the Duchess' behaviour felt “more like emotional cruelty and manipulation…"

Meghan's team has denied the allegations, while the Duchess suggested the Royal Firm was actively "perpetuating falsehoods" in a teaser released ahead of her and Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah.

In a preview of Meghan's upcoming interview with Oprah, the talk show host asked how she felt about “the Palace hearing you speak your truth.”

Meghan replied: “I don't know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.”

CBS, in its report featuring Meghan’s latest comments, said: “This is not only a fight between family members – it is a battle over brand.

“Right now, behind the polished smiles, the gloves are off. It’s also a new low point in Harry’s relationship with the palace and also with the British media.

“This whole unseemly fight has erupted at a bad time for the Royal Family – they are very worried about Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband.”

Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special is set to air on CBS in the US at 8pm EST – meaning it will be 1am in the UK at the time.

In more Royal Family news, The Queen ‘over the Moon’ Meghan Markle is pregnant but announcement ‘tinged with sadness as she won’t see much of baby’.

And this is what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s second baby will look like – according to face mash-up app.

Plus 'dominant’ Prince Harry looked ‘polished’ as ‘demure’ Meghan Markle ‘gazes adoringly at him’, body language expert said.

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