• Patrick J. Adams slammed the royal family for amplifying the bullying accusations against Meghan Markle
  • Markle's co-star said the royal family has "outlived its relevance" and is "apparently bankrupt of decency"
  • Markle was accused of bullying royal staffers ahead of the airing of the Sussexes' interview with Oprah Winfrey

Meghan Markle's former "Suits" co-star and on-screen partner Patrick J. Adams is speaking out after a U.K. newspaper claimed that the Duchess of Sussex once bullied royal staffers, prompting an investigation by Buckingham Palace.

On Friday, Adams took to Twitter to defend Markle and criticize the royal family for allegedly "amplifying" the bullying accusations ahead of the airing of the Sussexes' sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey. In a series of tweets, the "Clara" star also slammed the British clan for tormenting Prince Harry's wife.

"[Meghan] has always been a powerful woman with a deep sense of morality and a fierce work ethic and has never been afraid to speak up, be heard and defend herself and those she holds dear. Like the rest of the world, I have watched her navigate the last few years in astonishment," he tweeted.

Adams mentioned how Markle fell in love, moved to a new country and became a household name around the world. She began a difficult role and tried to find her place in "a family dynamic that can at best be described as complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic."

"It sickened me to read the endless racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol spewed in her direction from all manner of media across the UK and the world but I also knew that Meghan was stronger than people realized or understood and they would regret underestimating her," he added.

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their son, Archie, Adams thought people would give them a break and let them "enjoy the magical early months and years of starting a family." However, after the baby was born, the negative tabloid coverage of Markle only intensified.

"It’s OBSCENE that the Royal Family, who’s newest member is currently GROWING INSIDE OF HER, is promoting and amplifying accusations of 'bullying' against a woman who herself was basically forced to flea the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health," he wrote in another tweet.

"IMO, this newest chapter and it’s timing is just another stunning example of the shamelessness of a institution that has outlived its relevance, is way overdrawn on credibility and apparently bankrupt of decency," he added.

Adams concluded his tirade, saying, "Find someone else to admonish, berate and torment. My friend Meghan is way out of your league."

Adams and Markle starred on the USA Network legal dramedy series "Suits" between 2011 and 2018, a year before it ended its run. Her final "Suits" episode aired five months after she and Prince Harry got engaged and one month before their royal wedding in May 2018, which Adams attended.

Prior to the actor, several of Markle's friends and former colleagues had already come to her defense. "Suits" writer Jon Cowan and actress Janina Gavankar also both defended Markle from the bullying accusations reported by the U.K. newspaper The Times, which is not a tabloid.

"Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special" airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

Patrick J. Adams as Mike, Meghan Markle as Rachel
“Suits” star Patrick J. Adams has weighed in on whether Mike and Rachel’s wedding is still in the cards after the faux lawyer's imprisonment. USA Network