'Hardly a victim': Sharon Osbourne says Meghan Markle only speaks to those with 'certain bank balance'

'Hardly a victim': Sharon Osbourne says Meghan Markle only speaks to those with 'certain bank balance'
Meghan Markle has been accused by Sharon Osbourne of only making friends with those who have a ‘certain bank balance' and belong to the 'cream of the cream' (Frazer Harrison/Toby Melville/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle has been accused by Sharon Osbourne of only making friends with those who have a ‘certain bank balance.’ The 70-year-old told Newsweek on Monday, October 10, "I’ve never met her in my life. But she mixes with the royalty of showbiz, put it that way. I think that you have to be over a certain bank balance for her to talk to you. It’s all the wealthiest of the [wealthy] in the industry that she hangs out with. And there’s nothing wrong with that at all.”

"God bless you. But she does tell some porky pies [lies]. Put it this way, she’s surrounded by very, very, like how can I do this politely? It’s the cream of the cream in Hollywood music, film, and everything she’s surrounded by.” She went on to accuse Meghan and her team of having written "letters to people or texted to people that say bad things about her. It's like, who the f**k are you to tell me? She's hardly a victim", as reported by Newsweek

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departures from royal duties began in 2020 over what they described as the British media’s intrusions and racist attitudes towards the former ‘Suits’ star, 41. The family now resides in the coastal city of Montecito, California. Osbourne said that when Markle first moved to London, she thought the British media treated her quite unfairly. Osbourne told Newsweek, "I think that the British press did treat her very harshly when she came. I can remember one headline, which was very, very ugly. And who knows what goes on in a family? Does every member of every family get on? No… Who knows what goes on in a family or a marriage? I always say nobody ever knows."

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Sharon Osbourne attends Elton John AIDS Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 27, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.
Osbourne said that when Markle first moved to London, she thought the British media treated her quite unfairly (Amy Sussman/Getty Images )

Osbourne also discussed how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have captured the public's attention. "This American goes to England, marries a prince, and do they [live happily ever] after? No. So it bought a lot of attention to this couple, a lot of attention, which goes on and on as we speak. And it's like you're either a royalist, or you agree with Harry and Meghan,” she added. Meanwhile, in 2021, the former co-host of 'The Talk' faced backlash for defending Piers Morgan’s criticism of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their interview with Oprah Winfrey. Osbourne argued that her old friend wasn't a racist for dismissing the claims of racism made against the British royal family by the former American actress.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave after a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Friday, June 3, 2022 on the second of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The events over a long holiday weekend in the U.K. are meant to celebrate the monarch's 70 years of service.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departures from royal duties began in 2020 over what they described as the British media’s intrusions and racist attitudes towards the former ‘Suits’ star (Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Shortly after that, CBS announced that Osbourne was no longer appearing on ‘The Talk’ following her heated on-air discussion. In the interview, Meghan mentioned having suicidal thoughts before resigning from her position. She also revealed to Winfrey that an unnamed royal had voiced concerns about the baby's skin tone while she was pregnant. Osbourne said at the time, "I very much feel like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist?” The new claim comes just days after Osbourne detailed the fallout and aftermath in a new documentary on Fox Nation titled 'Sharon Osbourne: To Hell and Back.'

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