Meghan Markle's best friends address 'difficult' rumours in tell-all interview

Five members of Meghan Markle's inner circle have decided to "break their silence" in a bid to address "lies and untruths" about the Duchess Of Sussex.

Speaking to People, Meghan's best friends revealed intimate details of her personal life to prove she does not deserve the 'difficult' label she's been given in the press.

"We worry about what this is doing to her and the baby," a former co-star told the magazine.

"It's wrong to put anyone under this level of emotional trauma, let alone when they're pregnant."

The sources, who chose to remain anonymous to "protect the private relationships they hold dear," say joining the royal family has not changed who Meghan is inside.

"We've all been to their cottage," said one of the friends.

"It's small and she's made it cozy, but the perception of their lifestyle and the reality are two different things. Meg cooks for herself and Harry every single day."

"How much she loves her animals, how much she loves her friends, how much she loves feeding you, taking care of you  none of that has changed," an LA-based confidant said about staying with the Duchess.

The tell-all interview also attempted to dispel rumors around Meghan's dysfunctional family - specifically with reference to her estranged father and half-siblings.

"They have been made to appear as siblings who had this falling out, and that's not the truth at all," one source said. "They were not a part of her life."

The same friend alleged that Meghan's father Thomas Markle has never called or texted her, despite the fact he has repeatedly claimed his daughter has cut him off.

Samantha Markle, Meghan's outspoken half-sister, slammed the People article as "bullshit," calling it "fake news" and "PR crap".

"'Sources say' means imaginary sources," she tweeted.

"If the narcissist is wealthy they pay very expensive PR teams to change the way people see you."

Kensington Palace has not acknowledged the interview.