The Queen is apparently making frequent visits to check in on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

'The Queen often drives around'

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'The Queen often drives around'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have faced an endless stream of online bullying since making their romance public, with the shocking level of abuse attacking everything from Meghan’s family and race to her body and parenting.

‘I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces’, Prince Harry announced last month, as the couple pursued legal action against the tabloids that had ‘bullied’ the former Suits actress.

‘There comes a point when the only thing to do is to stand up to this behaviour, because it destroys people and destroys lives. Put simply, it is bullying, which scares and silences people. We all know this isn’t acceptable, at any level. We won’t and can’t live in a world where there is no accountability for this.’

Since the couple have spoken out, numerous high profile figures have leapt to their defence, with a host of royals said to be supporting them behind the scenes, namely Kate Middleton who is said to have been a great support for Meghan Markle.

The royal who made news this week on the subject was the Queen, who it has been reported is paying the couple frequent visits to help them cope.

‘Courtiers have confirmed the Queen often drives around to see the couple at their Frogmore Cottage home when she is at nearby Windsor Castle,’ Royal correspondent Richard Palmer has reported, before adding: ‘It is understood she disagrees with Harry and Meghan's approach to some of the coverage.’

The royal family have not yet commented on the speculation.

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