Posted: 12:35 GMT, 10 March 2021 | Updated: 3:25 PM GMT, Jan. March 2021

Meghan Markle’s close friend Janina Gavankar announced today that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have emails and text messages about their bombing claims

The actress also said she had spoken to the couple regularly and that they would now focus on “humanitarian and environmental work” after her interview with Oprah Winfrey

Recounting watching the interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that aired on CBS on Sunday, Gavankar added, “I don’t speak for them, I speak for myself ‘

In her interview with Winfrey, Meghan said she was suicidal in the royal family but claimed she received no help after talking about her suffering

The Duchess and Prince Harry also claimed that an unnamed king was concerned about how dark their son Archie’s skin tone might be before he was born

Buckingham Palace said last night that the issues raised, particularly those related to race, were “worrying” and were being treated privately by the Queen and her family

Gavanker, 40, who has been Meghan’s friend for 17 years, told ITV’s This Morning today: “After reading this brief statement that came out of Buckingham Palace today, I felt two things

‘But on the flip side, I am well aware that the family and staff were aware of the extent, and while their memories may vary, we don’t because we lived through it with them. There are many Emails and texts that support this’

Gavankar, who lives in Los Angeles, attended the 2018 royal wedding and took the couple’s 2019 Christmas card photo, dismissed allegations of bullying after a series of claims were made against Meghan

“I’ve known her for 17 years and I’ve seen her look at the people around her and the people she works with, and I can tell she’s not a tyrant,” said the actress

Janina Gavankar is pictured with Meghan Markle, with whom she has been friends for 17 years

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke to Oprah Winfrey in the interview shown on Sunday

‘But I can also say that personally I’m glad people are doing their due diligence because I also know why someone had to leave, and it was because of gross misconduct

Janina Gavankar is an American actress who has known the Duchess of Sussex for 17 years and who photographed the couple with Archie for their 2019 Christmas card

She appeared in the 2020 basketball film The Way Back with Ben Affleck and is also known for her role in Apple TV’s drama The Morning Show with Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston

She played a lesbian in a season of the drama The L Word, a shapeshifter in the fantasy horror series True Blood, and a security agent for the supernatural drama Sleepy Hollow

Her film roles include the 2014 rom-com Think Like A Man Too with Kevin Hart and Regina Hall

In addition to her acting career, Gavankar is also a musician and part of an all-female singing group called Endera

Gavankar is also a fan of video games and voiced Far Cry 4 and Star Wars Battlefront II

She attended Meghan and Harry’s wedding in May 2018 and said she did not announce her invitation before arriving at Windsor Castle

The following is the Buckingham Palace statement released last night that the issues raised in Harry and Meghan’s bombing interview, particularly during the race, were “worrying” and would be addressed privately by the Queen and her family. p>

The Royal Family said they took the couple’s shocking claim “very seriously” that a family member – not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh – had raised concerns about how dark their son Archie’s skin tone might be before he did was born

That morning, Gavankar was also asked by presenter Phillip Schofield if she had spoken to Meghan about getting on the show

She replied, ‘Oh yes, absolutely, I talk to them all the time, we actually saw the special together, we’re all glad we’re in a new era and can tell the truth’

Gavankar added: Things are different now but I’ll say I don’t speak for them, I speak for myself ‘

The actress, best known for her roles in Ben Affleck’s film The Way Back and Apple TV’s The Morning Show, added of the Sussexes, “I think they’re feeling free

‘It’s nice to see you feel free Now you can get back to what you really focused on and how you really met and fell in love, that is through humanitarian and environmental work, you have Archewell

‘They did this kind of work before they met and now they can do it together. It’s actually a really good time’

Meanwhile, it was reported today that the Duchess of Sussex officially complained to ITV about Piers Morgan before the Good Morning Britain co-host quit

Morgan quit the breakfast show after an argument with a colleague who criticized him for continuing to “throw the Duchess in the trash” after saying earlier this week that he didn’t believe a word of Meghan’s Oprah interview / p>

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