A royal expert recently came to Meghan Markle’s defense after she was called a virtue-signaler.

During an interview, royal author Angela Levin told Conservative Woman’s Kathy Gyngell that the Duchess of Sussex shouldn’t be considered a virtue-signaler because of all of her contributions to the royal family, particularly her chosen charities.

“She has been a keen philanthropist since her school days – she used to take toys and clothes to a school where many of the pupils were poor. She has also, among other things, been involved with the international charity One Young World, traveled to Rwanda for the Clean Water Campaign, and worked as an advocate for the United Nations on gender equality,” she said.

Markle’s visit to Rwanda took place in 2016. Since then, 57,500 people have been given access to safe water by World Vision, a charity she is an ambassador of. Levin also noted the fact that Markle’s charity work already existed even before she met Prince Harry. It just so happened that humanitarianism is a powerful interest that they both share.

“Many Britons adore Meghan and see her as a breath of fresh air and modernizing influence, which they feel the royal family sorely needs,” Levin said. But despite Levin’s praises, Markle has also received a fair share of criticisms throughout the past year.

Last weekend, Prince Harry’s wife became the target of a scathing online attack. a vile website is refusing to take down their racist and offensive content centered on the “Suits” alum to protect their right of free speech of extremists.

Gab.com released mocked-up cartoons targeting the Duchess of Sussex’s mixed-race heritage. Prince Harry has also been targeted on the site after a fake photo of him holding a gun to his head was released months ago.

The Duke of Sussex has also been accused of polluting the royal line by marrying Markle, who is African-American. The website is being run by Texas millionaire Andrew Torba.

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex is pictured visiting the Royal Variety Charity’s on Dec. 18, 2018, in Twickenham, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images