Prince Harry Worries About GF Meghan Markle's Safety in Official Statement

Prince Harry privacy It seems like it would be hard to anger this typically good-humored and affable guy, but the harassment his girlfriend and her family have suffered has forced this royal to speak out in uncharacteristically angry terms. In a statement issued by Kensington Palace, Prince Harry is urging the media to stop its smear campaign of his girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle. 


In a bold and unprecedented statement, the prince is asking that the press respect the privacy of the 35-year-old and her family.

The pair reportedly have been dating for about five months, and recently the Suits actress has been the subject of tabloid stories that Kensington Palace justly calls "outright sexism and racism." 

Reading the statement, you can see why this good-natured prince is outraged. 

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The letter acknowledges that Harry has been in the public eye since birth -- and while he's never been comfortable with the "level of media interest," he has endured it. But, as the letter notes, "the past week has seen a line crossed."

Harry, who lost his mother, Princess Diana, in such a public and tragic way, knows better than anyone the dangers that come from the prying paparazzi. 

The statement continues:

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.

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 ....

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The letter also makes reference to people trying to break into Markle's home, which is beyond disconcerting. 


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We hope Harry's message is heard. The royal is typically very open to sharing his life with the public, so it's only fair that his wishes be respected, especially when it involves the safety of someone he cares for.

Taking this drastic step also makes us wonder how serious the couple might be and if Harry's bachelor days could be coming to an end. Time will tell, but until then, we wish the couple the privacy they deserve. 


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