The world was understandably shocked when Kensington Palace confirmed yesterday that Prince Harry was indeed dating Suits actress Meghan Markle.
The statement came in response to the 35-year-old being attacked by the media since rumours of their secret romance began swirling last week, revealing that the pair had only gone public in an effort to stop the “wave of abuse and harassment” that had flooded Markle’s way.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”
Since news broke that Markle and Prince Harry were potentially hooking up, Meghan has been referred to as “Meghan The Minx” by British tabloids.