Wednesday, 02 October 2019 11:29

Prince Harry released a forceful statement condemning the British tabloid press for spreading "relentless propaganda" about his wife, Meghan Markle.

They announced that they're "taking legal action" against Associated Newspapers, the parent company of the Mail.

"As a couple, we believe in media freedom and objective, truthful reporting. We regard it as a cornerstone of democracy and in the current state of the world -- on every level -- we have never needed responsible media more," the statement began. "Unfortunately, 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 year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son."

"Though we have continued to put on a brave face -- as so many of you can relate to -- I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been. Because in today’s digital age, press fabrications are repurposed as truth across the globe. One day’s coverage is no longer tomorrow’s chip-paper," Harry continued. "Up to now, we have been unable to correct the continual misrepresentations - something that these select media outlets have been aware of and have therefore exploited on a daily and sometimes hourly basis."

The Duke of Sussex went on to say that their legal action "has been many months in the making" and called out the fact that many of the British tabloids spreading "false and malicious" information about Meghan also capitalize on the positive things that she does, like on their current 10-day royal tour of Africa.

Read Prince Harry's statement in full on the official Sussex Royal website