Meghan Markle snubbed the palace and sought help from her celebrity friends.

According to Luke Hawker of Express, the Duchess of Sussex has chosen to reach out to her Hollywood A-lister friends’ advice after shunning the palace while she was struggling to adjust to her royal life. Markle reportedly consulted Rihanna, George and Amal Clooney for kind words about her current situation.

“Meghan feels that the palace’s way of transitioning her from Hollywood actress to British royal did her no favours, and now she’s prepared to go over their heads and speak to the people she thinks can help her best,” a royal source told Heat magazine.

“You can’t get much more of a publicity powerhouse than George Clooney, or, more to the point a cleverer woman than Amal,” the insider added.

There are rumors that Prince Harry and Markle are having a falling-out with Prince William and Kate Middleton. The fab four were managed by Kensington Palace, but earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they will split their household from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Just recently, the new parents also decided to split from their shared charity Royal Foundation. Last year, the fab four said that they were “incredibly proud” of their joint work, the BBC reported. However, in a recent statement, the charity will now be renamed Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to break away from the foundation to establish a new charity.

According to Duncan Larcombe another hint that Prince Harry and Markle want to separate from Middleton and Prince William is their decision to have their own media team. Lizzie Cundy said that Markle was “unhappy” that Prince William and Middleton have more followers than them.

She added that the “rift is getting so bad” that’s why Markle hired a social media expert. Another insider said that the former “Suits” star wanted to close the 700,000 followers gap between them and the Cambridges.

Prince William and Middleton were last seen at Royal Ascot. Prince Harry and Markle didn’t make it to the vent. The duchess is still on maternity leave after giving birth to baby Archie last month.

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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex is pictured attending a panel discussion convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust on March 8, 2019 in London. Daniel Leal-Olivas - WPA Pool/Getty Images