Royals A Guide to Who's Who in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Netflix Docuseries From Tyler Perry to Serena Williams and Archie's former nanny, find out more about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's friends and the commentators who appeared in their Netflix docuseries By Phil Boucher Phil Boucher Phil Boucher is an editor at PEOPLE and based in London. People Editorial Guidelines and Janine Henni Janine Henni Twitter Janine Henni is a Royals Staff Writer for PEOPLE Digital, covering modern monarchies and the world's most famous families. Like Queen Elizabeth, she loves horses and a great tiara moment. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 8, 2022 02:26 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Daniel Martin. Photo: Netflix 01 of 32 Abigail Spencer Abigail Spencer. Netflix Meghan's Suits co-star was a guest at the couple's 2018 wedding in Windsor Castle and the first to learn Meghan was dating Prince Harry. "She was like, 'I think I met someone and I'm in love,' " Spencer revealed in episode one of the series about sharing tea with Meghan at Bergdorf Goodman in New York in September 2016. "I could feel everything vibrating. I was screaming because I could feel it was different." 02 of 32 Serena Williams Netflix The tennis legend described Harry and Meghan as "best friends" in episode three of the series. " "I'm looking at it through the lens of my friend, not a princess," Williams added. "They as a couple are so tight. And rely on each other so much." 03 of 32 Prince Seeiso of Lesotho Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. Netflix Prince Harry's friendship with Prince Seeiso dates back to 2004, when a 19-year-old Harry spent two months working in southern Africa. They now run the Sentebale charity together. "I didn't know the boy, but I thought, 'Let's see what we can do with this young man,' " he told Netflix. "I think he came here wanting to have time out from that very aggressive treadmill." "'I could see that Harry is very much his mother," added Prince Seeiso, who said he and Harry are "like brothers." 04 of 32 Lindsay Jill Roth Lindsay Jill Roth. Netflix Roth has been close to Meghan since their college days at Northwestern University, with Meghan serving as maid of honor at her 2016 wedding to financier Gavin Jordan. In the Netflix series, Roth spoke about Meghan's life before she met Harry, saying: "In the summer of 2016, she had a few different trips planned, and she was just going to be free." She added that Meghan was "giddy" about Harry in their early days. 05 of 32 Lucy Fraser Lucy Fraser. Netflix Fraser is described as a "friend" during episode one of the series. "She had planned her single-girl summer and she had a lot of plans of going around Europe," Fraser said about Meghan's plans in the summer of 2016 before she met Harry. 06 of 32 Ashleigh Hale Ashleigh Hale. Netflix The immigration attorney is the daughter of Meghan's half-sister, Samantha Markle, and has got close to Meghan later in life. "I think we both craved the same thing," Meghan said about Hale. "I wanted a little sister, and she was like a little sister." Hale also said that she has stopped talking to her mom because of her "resentment" toward Meghan. "Some people you just can't reason with," she said. 07 of 32 James Holt Netflix The executive director of Harry and Meghan's Archewell Foundation, Holt previously worked with the couple at Kensington Palace and is critical of the media for seeking out "a more exposing photograph, a more shocking story." He recalled people telling Meghan: "Your life's gonna change." 08 of 32 Daniel Martin Daniel Martin. Netflix The celebrity makeup artist was behind Meghan's wedding day makeup and regularly posts sweet social media tributes to the Duchess of Sussex on social media. "Couldn't be more proud of you friends!" he posted on Instagram after the couple received the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope award on Dec. 6, 2022. 09 of 32 Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras. Netflix "You could tell right away that those were the eyes of someone that had fallen in love," the Argentine polo star told Netflix about the early days of Harry's romance with Meghan. Along with being a close friend of Harry's, Figueras is an ambassador for his charity Sentabale and recently played polo alongside Harry at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club in California. 10 of 32 Silver Tree Silver Tree. Netflix The California-based film writer and producer helped direct Meghan on Suits. "We thought it was really funny," she said in the series about learning Meghan was dating Harry. "We were like, 'In what world does this happen?' " 11 of 32 Jill Smoller Netflix The American sports agent and former tennis pro is a friend of Serena Williams and sat next to Meghan at Wimbledon in 2016 — where they talked about "different dates and different people that were possibilities" shortly before Meghan first met Prince Harry. 12 of 32 Dhru Purohit Netflix The podcast host and motivational speaker appeared in episode two of the series and revealed the excitement among Meghan's friends when they heard about her relationship with Harry. 13 of 32 Heather Dorak Netflix Meghan's friend recalled that while Meghan was acting, she was often "getting close to roles but not getting them," before landing Suits. "I was just so amazed and proud of her that like, you know, you fall down, you get back up. She just kept going and going," she said. 14 of 32 Chantelle Humphrey Netflix "She had so much freedom, she had such a beautiful life before everything exploded," Meghan's personal assistant from Suits said about Meghan's life before she met Harry. 15 of 32 Afua Hirsh Netflix A writer, TV presenter, documentary maker, and former attorney, Hirsch has previously written about how Meghan was "relentlessly bullied" by the British media. 16 of 32 Misan Harriman Netflix The chair of the Southbank Centre in London has photographed key milestones in Meghan and Prince Harry's relationship, including daughter Lilibet's first birthday. In episode three, he explained that many Black people in the U.K. felt as though they were "seen" when Harry got engaged to Meghan. 17 of 32 Nick Collins Nick Collins. Netflix Meghan's former agent recalled how a "tidal wave" of messages hit his phone the moment the couple's relationship became public. "Don't worry, it's fine," Meghan told him initially before reality hit home. "That very quickly changed," she said. 18 of 32 Nicky Netflix Described as "Harry's childhood friend" in an on-screen caption, Nicky (whose surname was not released in the Netflix series) recalled memories of hanging out with Harry during their school days at Eton College in the shadow of Windsor Castle. 19 of 32 Susan Williger Netflix Williger has been close to Meghan since 7th grade, when they both attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. "We became fast friends," she said on the Netflix series. "We were both into a lot of the same extracurricular activities and spent a lot of time in leadership roles in school, volunteering." 20 of 32 Steve Davies Netflix Davies was Meghan's bodyguard when news of her relationship with Harry swept around the world. "(It) blew the meter right out the water," said Davies, who revealed that her driver had to make his way through alleys and back streets to get Meghan to the Suits studio ahead of the paparazzi. "Dating became the combination of car chases, anti-surveillance driving and disguises, which isn't a particularly healthy way to start a relationship," said Prince Harry. 21 of 32 Mandana Dayani Mandana Dayani. Netflix Described as a "friend" in the docuseries, Dayani served as president of Archewell Foundation. It was recently announced that she had stepped down from the position, with Meghan and Harry taking "full lead of their company." 22 of 32 David Olusoga David Olusoga. Netflix British-Nigerian historian Olusoga is a BAFTA-winning filmmaker and professor of public history at the University of Manchester. In 2019, he was awarded an OBE for services to history and community integration. 23 of 32 Clare Waight Keller Netflix Meghan's wedding dress designer spoke about the electric energy pulsed that through Windsor on the Sussexes' royal wedding day and designing a bridal gown fit for a fairytale. "Looking at the design of the dress, there were many conversations we had over how you want to present yourself to the world," the former Givenchy artistic director said. "Most of us have a wedding with 70 to 100 people. This was billions of people watching this wedding. It has to be flawless. It has to be perfect." 24 of 32 Vicky Tsai Netflix Taking viewers into the mood in St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle where Harry and Meghan wed, Tsai, identified as a friend, said, "It felt like a moment where the world paused and celebrated love. I remember watching him look at her, and almost starting to cry." 25 of 32 Munira Mahmud Netflix Mahmud survived the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which tragically killed 72 people when a blaze tragically ripped through the 24-story apartment building in West London. She and her family stayed in a hotel for 19 months after, living off takeout food, driving her to start cooking in the kitchen of the Al Manaar mosque nearby. There, she later met Meghan, who started coming to visit. "She asked if I could help, I was like, 'Really?' Sleeves up, I gave her an apron, and she washed like five kilos of basmati rice," said Mahmud, who seemed impressed with the Duchess of Sussex's work ethic. Meghan's visits to led to Together, Our Community Cookbook, raising funds to benefit those affected by the fire. 26 of 32 Kehinde Andrew Netflix The author of The New Age of Empire offered commentary on the racist tone of the headlines about the Duchess of Sussex during her time living in the U.K. "She's a diva. She's making people cry," Andrew said, as negative headlines about Meghan flashed across the screen. "This kind of angry black woman trope. It just really came to the fore quite suddenly." 27 of 32 Lorren Khumalo Netflix Archie Harrison's former nanny made her on-camera debut in volume two of Harry & Meghan. Khumalo said she immediately felt at ease the first time she met the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their former Frogmore Cottage home and described the couple as "really hands on parents." She would join the young family for their royal tour of South Africa in fall 2019, and joked that she wasn't sure what to pack for a "little prince." 28 of 32 Jenny Afia Netflix Afia is a partner at Schillings in London, the law firm that represented the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their 2019 suit against the Mail on Sunday, Lawyer Monthly reported. "There was a real kind of war against Meghan, and I've certainly seen evidence that there was negative briefing from the palace against Harry and Meghan to suit other people's agendas," she said of the press and its pressures. In February 2021, Meghan won her claim against Associated Newspapers, which owns the Mail, for reproducing parts of the handwritten letter she sent her father, Thomas Markle, after her wedding in May 2018. 29 of 32 Christopher Bouzy Netflix The founder and CEO of Bot Sentinel broke down the alarming findings of a report on the vitriol that Meghan and Prince Harry faced on social media. "We looked at 114,000 tweets and were able to then determine that 70% of the hateful content came from just 83 accounts. They had a reach of 17 million people," Bouzy said. "So this is not your everyday trolling. They were actively recruiting people, telling people how to create multiple accounts… it's insane." "For the main hate accounts, their primary motive is monetizing stuff. But for the secondary accounts, it's about hatred. It's about race," the tech exec continued. "And the focus was predominantly on Meghan." 30 of 32 Safiya Noble Netflix The author of Algorithms of Oppression commented on the targeted nature of the hate and threats directed towards Harry and Meghan. "What was interesting to me about that report is that it showed that there were a handful of accounts that weren't just bots, but they were people who were highly coordinated and deeply networked and responsible for the vast majority of hate propaganda against the couple," she said of Bot Sentinel's findings, shared by HuffPost in October 2021. 31 of 32 Tim Burt Netflix In episode six, the Archewell advisor and Teneo exec talked about the Sussexes' drive to make a difference after stepping back from their senior royal roles and relocating to the United States. "They wanted to continue with their non-royal patronages and causes around mental health, around the environment, around gender equity. Increasingly, as the pandemic started to take hold, around vaccine equity," he said, as footage rolled of the couple's visit to Global Citizen Live in September 2021. 32 of 32 Tyler Perry Netflix The actor and filmmaker lit up episode six, sharing more about how he welcomed Harry and Meghan into his California home as they got settled in the U.S., as well as the revelation that he is their daughter Lilibet Diana's godfather. "'I'd be honored. I'd absolutely be honored,' " he recalled of his reaction when the couple asked. Earlier in the episode, Perry said he first connected with Meghan after he sent her a letter ahead of her wedding saying he was praying for her, amid the "hurtful" controversy surrounding her and her strained relationship with her dad, Thomas Markle. "I couldn't even imagine this woman finding the man that she loved, the man of her dreams, and him being a prince, and then to walk into all of that madness and need the security of family and then have your father do some horrible things," Perry said. "When my life changed and success started to come, family members became different people, and I know how hurtful and horrible it can be," Perry said.