In an unprecedented gesture early Tuesday, Kensington Palace released a statement on behalf of Prince Harry denouncing the treatment of his new girlfriend by the press. The American-born actress Meghan Markle has been inundated with paparazzi attention, and the statement said “a line has been crossed.” The prince confirmed his relationship with the Suits star and said he is “disappointed” he could not do more to protect her and her family in the beginning of their relationship. The statement accuses members of the press of attempting to obtain private information about Markle, stalking her, and trying to illegally gain access to her property and that of her mother. The prince also called out the sexist and “racial undertones” present in coverage and on social media regarding his relationship with Markle.
— E! News (@enews) November 8, 2016
Kensington Palace has issued a statement this morning about the harassment currently being experienced by Meghan Markle and her family. pic.twitter.com/EuFZ4fmUIj
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 8, 2016