Meghan Markle is suing Britain’s mail on Sunday newspaper over the publication of a private letter, her husband Prince Harry has said, alarming they have been forced to take action against “relentless propaganda”.
In a stinging rebuke of British tabloid media, the Duke of Sussex defined his wife as being hounded by the identical way as his mother Princess Diana turned into before her death in a Paris vehicle crash in 1997.
“My deepest fear is history repeating itself,” he said in a statment on Tuesday. “I lost my mother and now i watch my wife falling sufferer to the same powerful forces.”
Prince Harry stated the couple might take criminal movement over the contents of private letter, which have been “posted unlawfully in an deliberately destructive way”. Addressing newspaper readers, he said the article had “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”. The announcement did no longer reference a particular letter however earlier this year the tabloid published a handwritten letter that Meghan had sent to her estranged father Thomas Markle.
“Unfortunately, my wife has emerge as one of the cutting-edge victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no concept to the results — a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, in the course of her pregnancy and while raising our new child son,” the Duke of Sussex said.
“There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, in particular while it is knowingly fake and malicious, and though we have persisted to put a brave face –- as so many of you may relate to –- I can not begin to describe how painful it’s been,” he added.
The statement comes months after George Clooney warned the Duchess of Sussex, who was seven months pregnant at the time, become being “vilified and chased” much like Princess Diana were. Britain’s famously aggressive press at 1st welcomed Markle into the royal fold and the blended-race actress become credited with breathing fresh life into a monarchy sometimes labelled stale and out of touch.
But coverage has turned increasingly critical and tabloids have luxuriated in stories about Markle’s fractured American family.