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Prince Harry stands by his woman following racist backlash

buzzz worthy. . .

Having a real life prince fight for a woman's virtue is usually the stuff of fairytales, but it is the current reality American actress Megan Markle is facing.  The negative comments of Internet users has triggered a response from Prince Harry about his relationship with the interracial beauty who plays a secretary on "Suits" via a statement from Kensington Palace. Last week, the racist comments threatened a short relationship that he clearly does not want to jeopardize as indicated by the departure from palace convention in a royal addressing a personal issue publicly.  Most of the criticism was outright vicious and Harry isn't having it. 

In the following statement released by his communications secretary on Tuesday morning via Twitter, Harry said he is concerned about Markle's safety and feels he can not protect her. (Of course with the oceans and status between them, it's not like he can just step off the throne and move to the U.S. to be by her side).  He has spoken out hoping  the  media can reflect on the damage that has been done. Over the last week since news broke of their involvement, media outlets have dug into Markle's past and contacted others in her life fishing for a story.  A British paper's headline referred to Markle as being "straight outta Compton," implying she is somehow not good enough for him.  While the 34-year-old is from California, she does not call Compton home.

This message confirms two things about  Prince Henry of Wales.  One--he and Markle are definitely an item and two, if he wants something he will use what ever is within his reach to fight for it.

The AP report the couple met in Canada (where "Suits" is taped) while the hunky red headed bachelor was attending the Invictus games.


Since he was young, Prince Harry has been very aware of the warmth that has been extended to him by members of the public.
He feels lucky to have so many people supporting him and knows what a fortunate and privileged life he leads.
He is also aware that there is significant curiosity about his private life. He has never been comfortable with this, but he has tried to develop a thick skin about the level of media interest that comes with it.
He has rarely taken formal action on the very regular publication of fictional stories that are written about him and he has worked hard to develop a professional relationship with the media, focused on his work and the issues he cares about.

But the past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment.
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.
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.
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.
He knows that it is unusual to issue a statement like this, but hopes that fair-minded people will understand why he has felt it necessary to speak publicly.