Prince Harry Slams UK Media Over Bullying Of Meghan And Takes Legal Action
The British Royals are no stranger to criticism from the public and media. They've copped their fair share of negative press over the decades but they always take it on the chin and carry on with their days.
However, Prince Harry feels there has been an overabundance of hate directed at his wife Meghan; so much so that he's taking legal action.
The Duke of Sussex has specifically targeted UK newspaper The Mail on Sunday, saying they crossed a line by airing private details about Meghan's family.
He's even referenced his mum, Princess Diana, and the way some British publications turned against her all the way up till her tragic death in 1997.
Prince Harry released a statement, saying: "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 commoditised 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."
The legal action the Duke of Sussex is taking has been filed under the Data Protection Act 2018 and relates to a private letter that Meghan sent to her estranged dad before their wedding last year.
"The contents of a private letter were published unlawfully in an intentionally destructive manner to manipulate you, the reader, and further the divisive agenda of the media group in question," Prince Harry said.
"In addition to their unlawful publication of this private document, they purposely misled you by strategically omitting select paragraphs, specific sentences, and even singular words to mask the lies they had perpetuated for over a year.
"I have been a silent witness to her private suffering for too long. To stand back and do nothing would be contrary to everything we believe in."
"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."
He adds that he will be privately funding the legal action and if they succeed, they will donate all damages towards an anti-bullying charity to send a message that this isn't okay.
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