And, boy, did it quickly turn dark.
"Meghan comes across as strong and determined", continues the insider. Samantha is set to publish two books about her half-sister this year. And her friends are sick and exhausted of it. "To have such a monumental moment in England, nonetheless of all the places, I felt like we were literally watching history", she told the Daily Mail.
Meg has silently sat back and endured the lies and untruths.
"It's wrong to put anyone under this level of emotional trauma, let alone when they're pregnant", the friend added.
Meghan is someone who is a good listener and has an intense interest in people, they claim.
However, at least there's one person that Meghan can always rely on, her doting husband Prince Harry. Simple as that. Pfft, like we doubted it for a second. I love you. I have one father.
Harry and Meghan are expecting their first child this spring and the co-star added: "We worry about what this is doing to her and the baby". That's how she crouches down with our kids at home.
"That's how she plays with them", they continued. "That's how she engages with people and how she always has".
In an extraordinary interview, with United States celebrity magazine People, the five friends tackle tabloid news stories head on, giving new and intimate details about the Duchess' interactions with her father Thomas Markle.
"Meg and Harry were still so focused on getting [Tom] to London".
"Harry is hugely protective of Meghan, he saw that as criticism, he interpreted that as his brother not really being behind this marriage, this union, and I don't think things have been quite right ever since". In the room she made up for me, there was candle lit by the bed, slippers and a robe.
"We were the only two in the house", they continued. It was our time.
"How much she loves her animals, how much she loves her friends, how much she loves feeding you, taking care of you - none of that has changed", the friend said. She even didn't mind wiping down the dogs if they got dirty outside.
It's no surprise that the Duchess of Sussex has more than a few friends (like Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra, for starters!) always singing her praises, given her kind heart and passion for social justice.
Thomas Markle, who has never met his son-in-law and now lives a reclusive life in Mexico, did respond, but his "long" letter ended with a request that she pose for a photo opportunity with him.
She appeared to refer to Meghan as a "narcissist" in another tweet, as well as suggesting she's a liar with a meme that said: "She has a disease. But he's never called or texted, despite what he says".
A friend from Los Angeles recalled that during a recent visit, Meghan did all the housework herself.