related Prince Harry is suing UK Tabloids for “vilifying” his wife, Meghan Markle

Prince Harry is suing UK Tabloids for “vilifying” his wife, Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are taking legal action against the owners of the UK tabloids, The Sun, Daily Mirror and The Mail for alleged breach of privacy.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had three days ago filed a suit against The Mail on Sunday and its parent company Associated Newspapers after the platform published excerpts of a private letter the Duchess wrote to her estranged father.

In a statement by Prince Harry, published on their official website, he said members of the British media was waging a campaign against Meghan that mirrored the treatment meted out to his mother, Princess Diana, who died in 1997 when her car crashed as it was being chased by a paparazzo on a motorbike.

The Prince said he felt some reporting about his wife was "bullying" and that he feared "history repeating itself" — a reference to Diana, who was the target of intense media attention.

"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," he said. "I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces."

He said the media have “vilified” his wife “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.”

"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, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son," the statement said.

"It is for this reason we are taking legal action, a process that has been many months in the making," the statement added.

He also clarified, “She is the same woman she was a year ago on our wedding day, just as she is the same woman you’ve seen on this Africa tour.”

Also CNN is reporting that a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said that claims have been filed in court against The Sun and Daily Mirror for alleged phone hacking.

The legal action is “regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages” by the tabloids.

A spokesperson for News Group Newspapers (NGN), owners of the Sun, said: “We confirm that a claim has been issued by the Duke of Sussex. We have no further comment to make at the current time.”

This is not the first time Prince Harry is standing up for Meghan against the British tabloids.

Back in 2016, when they were still dating, he issued a statement through Kensington Palace denouncing the “racial undertones of comment pieces” and “outright sexism and racism of social-media trolls” targeted at Meghan in the media.

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