Prince Harry is not taking any chances with the press and his wife Meghan Markle so he’s ready to take legal action!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have said enough is enough as they are ready to take action towards media outlets that talk negatively about them.
This comes as no surprise as Meghan has been a focal point of tabloids in various capacities. From her initial announcement of dating Harry to their wedding, her nationality, her parenting and so much more. So they are seeking legal action against some of the biggest offenders—Associated Newspapers, the publisher of Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday in the UK.
In a recent statement on the Sussexes’ official website, the couple shared that they will be taking action against publishers who misuse of private information, infringement of copyright, and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.
“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences—a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.
There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face—as so many of you can relate to—I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been.
It is for this reason we are taking legal action, a process that has been many months in the making. The positive coverage of the past week from these same publications exposes the double standards of this specific press pack that has vilified her almost daily for the past nine months; they have been able to create lie after lie at her expense simply because she has not been visible while on maternity leave.”
With the death of his mother being linked to the obsession the tabloid had with her, Prince Harry is taking all precautions to ensure that his wife does not end up in the same situation.
His statement continued:
“There comes a point when the only thing to do is to stand up to this behaviour, because it destroys people and destroys lives. Put simply, it is bullying, which scares and silences people. We all know this isn’t acceptable, at any level. We won’t and can’t believe in a world where there is no accountability for this.
Though this action may not be the safe one, it is the right one. Because my deepest fear is history repeating itself. I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”
He did end the letter with a thank you for those who support the couple and their new baby saying;
“We thank you, the public, for your continued support. It is hugely appreciated. Although it may not seem like it, we really need it.”