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Duchess Meghan’s former co-star reveals what she’s really like in real life

British actor Gregg Sulkin is the latest person to respond to the recent backlash against the Duchess.

Before she was a member of the royal family, it would seem that Duchess Meghan always had an air of royalty to her, says her former co-star.
British actor Gregg Sulkin is the just the latest celebrity to defend the former actress, saying he's not at all surprised she's fit right into royal life.
"Everybody does know her as a princess, but in real life, she genuinely is also like a princess," Gregg revealed during an interview on Fair Game with Kristine Leahy.
"She is one of the classiest, the nicest, one of the most sincere and genuine people I've ever met."
The 26-year-old starred in the 2015 film Anti-Social with Meghan. (Images: Getty)
The pair both starred in the 2015 film Anti-Social, where the Duchess of Sussex played his girlfriend.
"She's a superstar," Gregg adds.
"She was a superstar. To me, I'm so proud, the fact that she's part of my country's history in all honesty, aside from obviously having a personal relationship with her."
Referring directly to the reports and rumours that the heavily pregnant royal is a "diva" and "difficult duchess", the actor was quick to come to her defence.
"I just think the way she's handled it – obviously the press of… you know, it hasn't been easy for her.
"And how she's stuck to her guns, which is, you know, 'when they go low, we go high' sort of mentality and I think she'd done that.
"I think she's been a class act."
The Duchess' former co-star had nothing but praise for her and said he's not surprised that she's fit right into her duties as a royal. (Image: Getty)
And Gregg isn't the only actor who's come to the Duchess' defence this week.
During an interview with Good Morning Britain earlier this week, Meghan's longtime friend George Clooney spoke about the "unjust" and "unkind" treatment she's had from the press.
"It's a little unfair at times when… I've seen it when the press can turn on you for sort of ridiculous reasons and for almost nothing, and it seemed to me to be a little unjust since she hadn't done anything except happen to live her life," the 57-year-old said.
"She's a really kind and smart and intelligent young woman and they're a really wonderful, loving couple.
"Most of it you can just shrug off and not pay attention to, but sometimes it's unkind."
However he's confident that despite the negativity Meghan is receiving, he doesn't think it would affect her too much.
"She was an actress long before this and she's been in the public spotlight for a long time, she's a grown up and knows how to handle [the press] so I think she's absolutely fine.
"She's not a complainer and she takes everything in her stride."
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Meghan is just weeks away from giving birth to her first child with Prince Harry, with confirmation last week that the couple would officially be splitting from Prince William and Duchess Catherine's court and forming their own royal household.
In a statement released by Buckingham Palace, it was announced that "this long-planned move will ensure the permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess's work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage."
This means the Sussexes will be moving their office out of Kensington Palace, where Prince William and Kate reside, and into Buckingham Palace.
It's the 'Fab Four' no more. (Image: Getty)
While the Duchess is now on reportedly on maternity leave, her and Prince Harry Duke paid a visit to New Zealand House in London on Tuesday to pay their respects to the 50 innocent people killed during the terrorist attacks in Christchurch last week.
The royal couple laid flowers at the entrance of the building before signing the book of condolence writing: "Our deepest condolences… We are with you.
"Arohanui."