Prince Harry issued a powerfully heartfelt statement criticising the UK press for the “ruthless campaign” against wife Meghan.
The couple are suing British newspaper the Mail on Sunday after the tabloid published a handwritten letter the Duchess sent to her estranged father in August 2018.
“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.” Harry declared.
In the statement, Harry said he was fearful as he sees history repeating itself referencing the abhorrent treatment his mother, Diana, was subjected to by the UK press “I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”
Princess Diana, became one of the most photographed women in the world after she married Prince Charles and became a member of the British royal family.
Tragically she died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997 after being chased through the streets by photographers.
However, in the emotional announcement the Duke and Duchess emphasised the importance of free speech especially in the press “we believe in media freedom and objective, truthful reporting.”
Harry and Meghan are currently on their royal tour of South Africa.