Prince Harry condemns press “abuse” of girlfriend..heres a tissue Harry
Prince Harry has confirmed US actress Meghan Markle is his girlfriend, in a statement from Kensington Palace attacking the media for subjecting her to a “wave of abuse and harassment”.
The statement said the couple were “a few months into a relationship” and it was “not right” that Ms Markle should be subjected to such treatment.
It said the prince rarely took formal action over “fictional stories”.
“But the past week has seen a line crossed,” it added.
In recent days a number of newspapers have carried front page stories about the 35-year-old actress, best known for playing Rachel Zane in the TV drama Suits.
The statement issued by the prince’s communications secretary said: “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.”
This is a cri de coeur from a prince whose view of the media was formed after his mother died in a car crash as paparazzi photographers were pursuing her.
Prince Harry has long argued that the line between his public and his personal life has become almost non-existent.
The fifth in line to the throne is now using the media he at times despises to focus on what he says is the plight of his current girlfriend.
It’s a path followed in the past by his brother when Kate Middleton (as she was then) was the subject of intense interest.
But Prince William’s appeals were never quite so passionate or quite so detailed.
And in going public, Prince Harry has confirmed his relationship of a few months with Meghan Markle.
There’ll be those in Buckingham Palace who’ll appreciate his pain, but who’ll question the wisdom of issuing this statement.
Prince Harry is appealing to the better judgement of newspaper editors and their readers.
Will they listen?
Will we listen?
the palace really hates news they dont approve of..
censorship is coming and its coming in many forms and in many ways..
“The fifth in line to the throne is now using the media he at times despises to focus on what he says is the plight of his current girlfriend.”
hypocrisy or irony?