Prince Harry’s relationship confirmed after girlfriend Meghan Markle suffers week of abuse

Prince Harry isn’t happy with the ‘wave of abuse and harassment’ targeted at new girlfriend Meghan Markle [Photo: Getty]

Rumours surrounding Prince Harry’s relationship with American actress Meghan Markle have been flying over the past week. Turns out those rumours were true.

This morning, Kensington Palace issued a statement “about the harassment currently being experienced by Meghan and her family.”

 


The lengthy statement explains how Prince Harry has “never been comfortable” with the furore surrounding his private life and that a line has been crossed.

Meghan Markle, who is described as “his girlfriend” of a few months, has reportedly been suffering a torrent of abuse ranging from tabloid smears to sexist and racist comments along with her family and friends being hounded by the media to get stories on past relationships.

Meghan Markle is an American actress best known for her role in legal drama Suits [Photo: Getty]

“Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her,” the statement continues. “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.”

Publicly speaking out about a new relationship is an unusual move for a royal but it’s easy to see why Prince Harry felt the need. Perhaps it’s time to give the couple their privacy.

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