'Everyone Has To Have Their Opportunity To Speak Up': Idris Elba Defends Pals Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Tell-All

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Apr. 1 2021, Updated 11:22 a.m. ET

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On their team! Actor Idris Elba is voicing his support for his friends Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

When asked about the pair's interview with Oprah Winfrey, the British star defended their right to use their voices as they please.

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"I will say that everyone has to have their opportunity to speak up about what they feel," he stated. "You cannot take someone’s voice away, that’s all we have to communicate."

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The Luther star has been pals with the couple for a few years. He even attended their 2018 wedding alongside his wife, Sabrina Dhowre.

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Elba is hardly the first famous face to defend Harry and Meghan, who have several celebrity friends.

Most notably, tennis star Serena Williams has gone to great lengths to praise the former actress.

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"Meghan is a great person and I think the epitome of strength, the epitome of confidence, the epitome of just selflessness, and the epitome of everything is just her and everything that she's gone through," Williams shared.

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"I know it's not easy, and you can see from the interview that it wasn't easy, but she had so much poise and she still had so much class," the athlete continued, referencing Meghan's sit-down with Winfrey.

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Meghan (second from right) with her Suits costars Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman and Patrick J. Adams (L to R) in 2011.

"I just think that she is the strongest person I know. I don't know anyone else that could handle anything on such a global scale the way that she's had to handle things that are just untrue — minute after minute," Williams declared. "Not even day after day. Just minute after minute, another untrue allegation being thrown at her."

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Meghan's Suits costars also shared kind words about their experience working alongside her. 

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"Meg walks the walk. She's a doer. In the face of darkness, she shows up in light and in love," Abigail Spencer stated. "When they go low, she goes high."

Costar Patrick J. Adams took to social media to defend her as well.

"From day one she was an enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive member of our television family," he noted. "She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power accrued."

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