"This Is not a game — it is her life and his."
Following Meghan Markle's cryptic Instagram posts about her rumored new boyfriend, Prince Harry, the Suits star has been subjected to a brutal media storm that has angered the UK royal. While Prince Harry has been known to keep his dating life as quiet as possible, he couldn't hold back and released a statement that not only confirmed his relationship with the American actress, but also clapped back at the media for their unfair treatment of her and those close to her lately.
"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment," said a statement from his communications secretary (via People). "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."
It also went on to say, "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."
The two have been dating seriously for two months, and he hopes that this issue won't get in the way of their relationship. You can read Prince Harry's full statement here.
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