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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.

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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.

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1/11 14 January 2019

In an unusual style choice for the Duchess, who traditionally favours neutral hues, this ensemble offers a vibrant twist on the colour-blocking trend with a red Sentaler coat, matching heels and a bright purple Aritzia dress. It was a playful choice for the royal couple’s visit to Birkenhead Town Hall.

2/11 30 January 2019

The Duchess wore head-to-toe blush for her visit to the National Theatre, where she is now a patron. The ensemble is by US designer Brandon Maxwell but the suede shoes are Aquazurra.

3/11 1 February 2019

Oscar de la Renta can do no wrong when it comes to flirty patterned dresses. This theatrical bird and rose-covered number was an apt choice for the Duchess; visit to Bristol Old Vic.

4/11 7 February 2019

This Givenchy skirt offers some pizzazz thanks to its knee-high slit and its flattering waistline. Markle paired the look Aquazzura mules and a white collared shirt.

5/11 12 February 2019

Who said you couldn’t wear all-white everything? Markle paired her turtleneck Calvin Klein dress with an Amanda Wakeley coat for a gala performance at the Natural History Museum.

6/11 23 February 2019

The Duchess was a lady in red for her visit to Casablanca, Morocco in this bespoke Valentino midi-dress, which she paired with nude court heels and a matching clutch.

7/11 24 February 2019

Markle arrived at a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco in this full-coverage caped gown by Dior, which came in an opulent shade of champagne.

8/11 25 February 2019

This billowing Carolina Herrera dress was the perfect choice for the Duchess’ outing to brace the balmy climes of Rabat, Morocco, where she’d been visiting King Mohammed VI of Morocco with Prince Harry. This hypnotic sea blue gown was a custom-made number, obviously.

9/11 8 March 2019

Proving that maternity hemlines needn’t be restricted to one’s ankles, Markle stepped out in this 1960s-inspired shift dress by high street label, Reiss. Paired with a black blazer and a pair of matching Manolo Blahnik pumps, it was a classic but delightfully retro look.

10/11 11 March 2019

The Duchess has a penchant for rich emerald green hues, and this ensemble exemplifies just how suited the shade is to her complexion. The outfit was designed by Erdem, which was a symbolic choice given she wore the Canadian designer’s pieces to a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House in London.

11/11 11 March 2019

For the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, the Duchess wore a cream chain-print dress by Victoria Beckham, which made its runway debut just a few weeks ago at London Fashion Week. The look was topped off with a matching pillbox hat, emerald green stilettos and a satin clutch.

1/11 14 January 2019

In an unusual style choice for the Duchess, who traditionally favours neutral hues, this ensemble offers a vibrant twist on the colour-blocking trend with a red Sentaler coat, matching heels and a bright purple Aritzia dress. It was a playful choice for the royal couple’s visit to Birkenhead Town Hall.

2/11 30 January 2019

The Duchess wore head-to-toe blush for her visit to the National Theatre, where she is now a patron. The ensemble is by US designer Brandon Maxwell but the suede shoes are Aquazurra.

3/11 1 February 2019

Oscar de la Renta can do no wrong when it comes to flirty patterned dresses. This theatrical bird and rose-covered number was an apt choice for the Duchess; visit to Bristol Old Vic.

4/11 7 February 2019

This Givenchy skirt offers some pizzazz thanks to its knee-high slit and its flattering waistline. Markle paired the look Aquazzura mules and a white collared shirt.

5/11 12 February 2019

Who said you couldn’t wear all-white everything? Markle paired her turtleneck Calvin Klein dress with an Amanda Wakeley coat for a gala performance at the Natural History Museum.

6/11 23 February 2019

The Duchess was a lady in red for her visit to Casablanca, Morocco in this bespoke Valentino midi-dress, which she paired with nude court heels and a matching clutch.

7/11 24 February 2019

Markle arrived at a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco in this full-coverage caped gown by Dior, which came in an opulent shade of champagne.

8/11 25 February 2019

This billowing Carolina Herrera dress was the perfect choice for the Duchess’ outing to brace the balmy climes of Rabat, Morocco, where she’d been visiting King Mohammed VI of Morocco with Prince Harry. This hypnotic sea blue gown was a custom-made number, obviously.

9/11 8 March 2019

Proving that maternity hemlines needn’t be restricted to one’s ankles, Markle stepped out in this 1960s-inspired shift dress by high street label, Reiss. Paired with a black blazer and a pair of matching Manolo Blahnik pumps, it was a classic but delightfully retro look.

10/11 11 March 2019

The Duchess has a penchant for rich emerald green hues, and this ensemble exemplifies just how suited the shade is to her complexion. The outfit was designed by Erdem, which was a symbolic choice given she wore the Canadian designer’s pieces to a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House in London.

11/11 11 March 2019

For the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, the Duchess wore a cream chain-print dress by Victoria Beckham, which made its runway debut just a few weeks ago at London Fashion Week. The look was topped off with a matching pillbox hat, emerald green stilettos and a satin clutch.

“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 .

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. (Getty Images)

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 (Getty Images)

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 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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