There is such a thing as bad press.

In this clip from tonight, the brand new E! True Hollywood story Meghan Markle‘s high school friend, called Simone Burns Dilley, reveals the concern she had about the suit actress who became the duchess and joined the royal family.

“We were thrilled with her,” she shares with the THS camera. “But I can be honest, at the same time I was worried.”

Simone continues: “She was divorced, she’s half black. I said, ‘Oh my god, you’re going to be so mean to her.'”

And it seems that Simone’s concerns were justified Sarah-Jane CrawfordThe television and radio presenter explains the reputation of the British press. “The British media have a reputation for wanting to build someone up and overturn them again,” she said in a confessional. “And there were racist undertones.”

Meghan and husband Prince Harry both have spoken out against British tabloids on several occasions. In fact, in a sitting interview with Oprah WinfreyMeghan discussed the negative attention she was getting from the press.