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‘That’s what power looks like’: Fawning celebrities, including Jameela Jamil and Bette Midler, fall over themselves to voice their support for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after they quit the Royal Family

  • Harry and Meghan announced their decision to quit their front line royal duties
  • The couple revealed they will split their time between the UK and North America 
  • Buckingham Palace said discussions with the Sussexes are still at an ‘early stage’
  • Hollywood stars rallied behind the royal couple – including actress Jameela Jamil

Fawning celebrities including Jameela Jamil and Better Midler rallied behind Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after they sensationally quit the Royal Family last night.    

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent shock-waves around the world on Wednesday when they announced plans to step back from the royal duties and split their time between the UK and North America. 

Within minutes of the bombshell social media announcement, celebrities voiced their support for Meghan, with The Good Place actress Ms Jamil writing: ‘And that folks, is what power looks like.’

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Prince Harry and Meghan shocked the globe on Wednesday when they announced they'd step down as senior members of the Royal Family and will split their time between the United Kingdom and North America

Prince Harry and Meghan shocked the globe on Wednesday when they announced they’d step down as senior members of the Royal Family and will split their time between the United Kingdom and North America

The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil voiced her support tweeting, 'And that folks, is what power looks like' followed with a crown emoji

The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil voiced her support tweeting, ‘And that folks, is what power looks like’ followed with a crown emoji

Bette Midler tweeted: ‘What a sad story. They hounded and bullied her until it was no longer tenable to stay, just like Diana. They’ll never learn until it hits them in the wallet.’   

While most of Meghan’s closest friends and Suits cast are yet to comment on their big decision, one of her pals actress Janina Gavankar shared the announcement on Instagram in a subtle act of support.

Other friends, including fashion consultant Jessica Mulroney, designer Misha Nonoo, tennis champ Serena Williams, actor Abigail Spencer, are yet to comment officially. 

Comedian Amy Schumer reacted to the news by announcing the end of her own ‘royal duties’ in a snarky Instagram post. 

Journalist Maria Shriver, niece to John F. Kennedy, also threw her support behind the decision, tweeting: ‘The news just now that the @sussexroyal, aka Meghan and Harry are stepping back is big news! What I take away is that they are stepping up in their own lives in a way that works for them. They want to make their own way.

Singer Bette Midler expressed her sympathy for the couple saying: 'What a sad story. They hounded and bullied her until it was no  longer tenable to stay, just like Diana. They'll never learn until it hits them in the wallet.'

Singer Bette Midler expressed her sympathy for the couple saying: ‘What a sad story. They hounded and bullied her until it was no  longer tenable to stay, just like Diana. They’ll never learn until it hits them in the wallet.’

Markle and Gavankar pictured together above

While most of Meghan's closest friends and Suits cast are yet to comment on their big decision, one of her pals actress Janina Gavankar shared the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's announcement on Instagram

While most of Meghan’s closest friends and Suits cast are yet to comment on their big decision, one of her pals actress Janina Gavankar shared the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s announcement on Instagram

‘Oftentimes, you have to step back, reflect, reassess, and reenter in a new way. Let’s wish them well. Let’s root for them. I’m sure they are trying to carve out their own lives, while also being of service to their larger duty. It’s never easy but possible,’ she added.  

However, the support wasn’t unanimous, with long-time critic Piers Morgan tweeting: ‘What Meghan wants…Meghan gets.’ 

American Republican pundit Candace Owens condemned the decision saying: ‘Three months ago I publicly stated that Meghan’s obvious play was to convince Prince Harry to quit his role and to instead step into the A-list Hollywood life that she’s always wanted. Meghan never wanted to be royal. She has always wanted fame. Mission accomplished.’ 

Hours after the announcement Buckingham Palace released their own statement saying that the Royal Family was at ‘an early stage’ of discussing potential plans to step back as senior members of the family with Harry and Meghan. 

Journalist Maria Shriver threw her support behind the royal couple saying: 'The news just now that the @sussexroyal, aka Meghan and Harry are stepping back is big news! What I take away is that they are stepping up in their own lives in a way that works for them'

Journalist Maria Shriver threw her support behind the royal couple saying: ‘The news just now that the @sussexroyal, aka Meghan and Harry are stepping back is big news! What I take away is that they are stepping up in their own lives in a way that works for them’

‘Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a difference approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through,’ the statement said. 

Following that news, show writer Camilla Blackett tweeted: ‘Omg so Harry & Meghan didn’t even get permission, they just ghosted! This tea is delicious!’ 

While it’s not clear just where the couple might settle down, there’s widespread speculation Prince Harry and Meghan may live in the west. 

If they do put down roots in Canada it would likely be in Toronto, where Meghan lived for seven years while filming Suits and where she and Harry fell in love.  She has often referred to Canada as her ‘second home’ after Britain. 

Show writer Camilla Blackett tweeted: 'Omg so Harry & Meghan didn't even get permission, they just ghosted! This tea is delicious!'

Show writer Camilla Blackett tweeted: ‘Omg so Harry & Meghan didn’t even get permission, they just ghosted! This tea is delicious!’

Piers Morgan raged against the decision joking 'What Meghan wants..Meghan gets.'

Piers Morgan raged against the decision joking ‘What Meghan wants..Meghan gets.’

Morgan went so far as to compare the couple to Putin

Morgan went so far as to compare the couple to Putin

Or they could go to Vancouver, where they spent Christmas at a lavish $14million mansion. 

Stateside, the top contender would be Los Angeles, where Meghan was born and her mother, Doria Ragland, still lives.

Another option would be New York City, where many of the couple’s close friends live and the site of Meghan’s baby shower last year.

Harry and Meghan will be holding onto Frogmore Cottage, their current home in Windsor, England. The couple recently spent more than $3million of taxpayers’ money refurbishing the home, which was a gift from the Queen. 

Controversial pundit Candace Owens condemned the decision saying: 'Three months ago I publicly stated that Meghan’s obvious play was to convince Prince Harry to quit his role and to instead step into the A-list Hollywood life that she’s always wanted... Mission accomplished'

Controversial pundit Candace Owens condemned the decision saying: ‘Three months ago I publicly stated that Meghan’s obvious play was to convince Prince Harry to quit his role and to instead step into the A-list Hollywood life that she’s always wanted… Mission accomplished’

'Am waiting for people to accuse Meghan Markle of being the Yoko Ono of the Royal Family'

‘Am waiting for people to accuse Meghan Markle of being the Yoko Ono of the Royal Family’

The royal couple spent Christmas with their baby Archie on Vancouver Island in Canada. Harry and Meghan shared this picture on New Years Eve of Harry holding Archie at an undisclosed location

The royal couple spent Christmas with their baby Archie on Vancouver Island in Canada. Harry and Meghan shared this picture on New Years Eve of Harry holding Archie at an undisclosed location 

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