Prince Harry Defends Meghan Markle from British Tabloid's 'Ruthless' Princess Diana-Like Campaign

Prince Harry shares that he won't be a "silent witness" to his former actress wife, Meghan Markle's "private suffering" as he publicly shuns British press. 

It seems like the first of its kind as Prince Harry issues a public statement to defend his wife of one year, Meghan Markle. The British royal held nothing back as he explicitly detailed how emotionally tasking things have been for the Duchess following the release of a British tabloid article.

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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended #TheLionKing European premiere in London at the Odeon Theatre. In celebration of the film’s release, The Walt Disney Company announced #ProtectThePride, a global conservation campaign to support efforts protecting the rapidly diminishing lion population across Africa. As a part of their commitment to this cause, Disney also made a donation to The Duke of Sussex’s upcoming environment & community initiative which will be formally announced this autumn. The Duke and Duchess are committed to advancing conservation efforts across Africa and around the world, and working with communities to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. This evening Their Royal Highnesses had the pleasure of meeting the cast and creative team behind the film, as well as supporters of @africanparksnetwork, of which The Duke is President. Photo credit: PA images / Getty images - Chris Jackson

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He likened the article to one much like those that poorly treated his now late mother, Diana. 

"I've seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother, and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces,"an emotional Prince Harry wrote

 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visiting Tembisa township to learn about Youth Employment Services (YES) on October 2, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on an official visit to South Africa.| Photo: Getty Images.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visiting Tembisa township to learn about Youth Employment Services (YES) on October 2, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on an official visit to South Africa.| Photo: Getty Images.

The statement has Prince Harry explaining that while he and his wife "believe in media freedom," they won't stand by and watch while they become the victim of a "false" and "malicious" propaganda. 

The Prince labeled the act a form of bullying while writing that his wife is "one of the latest victims" of a British media outlet that lodges a "ruthless campaign" against people without any thought for the possible consequences. 

He expressed concern that the reports had seemed unending even while Markle was pregnant and after when she was raising their newborn son. The proud father went on to disclose that it is a recent report, allegedly aired by The Mail, that got their attention and that it has been very troubling for Markle because it contains sensitive information about her relationship with her father. 

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Ladies who launch! This afternoon in the Woodstock district of Cape Town, The Duchess of Sussex joined inspiring female entrepreneurs who shared their passion for ideas, technology and making a positive social impact. Each of the women shared amazing stories of how they started in business, the journey they’ve been on - successes and struggles - but also their ambitions for the future. Female empowerment and championing women’s rights is a key focus for The Duchess. By taking small actions we can make a big difference. Thank you to the inspiring women The Duchess met today, who are setting this example every day through their dedication and determination. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images / Sussex Royal

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He explains that the grave incident has caused them to decide to take legal actions which he reveals has been in the works for many months. Prince Harry and Meghan's spokesperson has explained that the media outlet misused private information and infringed on Markle's copyright.

The couple reportedly funds the suit, and they have pledged to donate all proceed seared in the form of damages to charity. 

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