Prince Harry Releases Statement About Girlfriend Meghan Markle
We previously reported Prince Harry was reportedly dating actress Meghan Markle. The couple met earlier this year when he was in Toronto to promote the Invictus Games for disabled Servicemen. The biracial beauty has since been attacked by racist trolls, gossip rags and overzealous fans for the relationship with the prince.
For the first time in history the royal ginger is publicly defending his right to be in a relationship with the ‘Suits’ star and condemns the press for invading her privacy according to Telegraph UK:
“But the past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.
“Some of it has been hidden from the public – the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life.
The statement adds that the Prince is worried about his girlfriend’s safety during this time:
“Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm.
“He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – it is her life and his.
Prince Harry knows this is very unusual but love can make you do some unusual things…
“He has asked for this statement to be issued in the hopes that those in the press who have been driving this story can pause and reflect before any further damage is done.
“He knows that it is unusual to issue a statement like this, but hopes that fair-minded people will understand why he has felt it necessary to speak publicly.”
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