Jessica Mulroney and actress Meghan Markle attends the Instagram Dinner held at the MARS Discovery District on May 31, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.
Jessica Mulroney and actress Meghan Markle attends the Instagram Dinner held at the MARS Discovery District on May 31, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

Meghan Markle’s friend condemns ‘racist bullies’ for criticising royal’s use of private jets

‘When someone faces unfair criticism, you call it out’

Katie O'Malley
Wednesday 21 August 2019 09:46
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The Duchess of Sussex’s friend Jessica Mulroney has made a rare public statement to defend the royal following criticism of her and the Duke of Sussex’s use of private jets.

Earlier this week, singer Elton John condemned media criticism faced by the royals after they took two private jet trips in one week.

Posting on Twitter on Monday, the “Rocketman” performer compared the backlash faced by the couple to that endured by the late Princess Diana.

After several celebrities tweeted in support of the royals, Mulroney has now come to her friend’s defence.

On Wednesday, the 39-year-old shared a Twitter post shared by actor Jameela Jamil on her Instagram Stories in which The Good Place star accused the media and English people of being racist.

“Dear England and English press, just say you hate her because she’s black, and him for marrying a black woman and be done with it God dammit,” an excerpt from one of Jamil’s post reads.

Mulroney then posted a comment on her Instagram account to express her own thoughts on the treatment of Meghan.

“When someone faces unfair criticism, you call it out,” the fashion stylist wrote in the photo. “When that person is your friend and your family, you call those critics what they truly are.”

“Shame on you, you racist bullies,” Mulroney added, captioning the post. “3 years of underserved hate and abuse. It’s enough.”

Following the post, one of Mulroney’s followers commented that Meghan was being bullied but that “this particular incident does not constitute racism”. In response, Mulroney added: “It’s not just about this particular incident.”

The stylist – who is widely thought to advise the royal on her fashion choices in an unofficial capacity – and Meghan have been firm friends for several years and both lived in Toronto, Canada while the former actor filmed her hit legal drama Suits.

Mulroney’s three children – John, Brian, and Ivy – also served as the page boys and flower girl, respectively, at Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding in May 2018.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Jessica Mulroney, Ivy Mulroney and Florence van Cutsem after the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.

The Canadian, who is married to Ben Mulroney, a broadcaster and TV presenter who is the son of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, was photographed holding Princess Charlotte’s hand as the bridal party entered St George’s Chapel, Windsor ahead of the nuptials.

The royal couple faced criticism after photographs were published of them boarding a private jet to the South of France on Saturday, shortly after taking one to Ibiza last week.

Jessica Mulroney, Ben Mulroney and actress Meghan Markle attend the World Vision event held at Lumas Gallery on March 22, 2016 in Toronto, Canada

Several Twitter users called the pair “hypocrites” for speaking out against the threat of climate change, but choosing to charter a private jet.

In an interview with primatologist Dr Jane Goodall in British Vogue’s September Issue, Prince Harry suggested that he plans to have “no more than two” children, as a result of his concerns surrounding climate change.

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“What we need to remind everybody is: these things that are happening now,” he told Goodall.

“We are already living in it. We are the frog in the water and it’s already been brought to the boil. Which is terrifying.”

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