Prince Harry Defends His Girlfriend Meghan Markle From the “Abuse and Harassment” of Racist Trolls

"This is not a game - it is her life and his."

Prince Harry is not too happy about the UK media’s reaction to his new girlfriend Meghan Markle. The 32-year-old royal released a statement via his communications secretary, Jason Knauf, slamming the public abuse of his new leading lady.

Prince Harry’s statement dished, “The past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”

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Prince Harry’s stance on social media trolls was well warranted. Not only did one website refer to Markle, a bi-racial Crenshaw, California native, as “Straight outta Compton” but there’s been a slew of threats made to her well being on Twitter.

The statement went on to reveal that not only has Markle come under fire for her involvement with the Prince, but her mother Doria Ragland has fallen victim to the media circus. From struggling to get in and out of her home to calling police officials after reporters and photographers attempted to illegally enter her home, there has been no limit to the craziness that’s ensued since news broke that Prince Harry and the Suits star were dating exclusively.

The statement strongly disagrees with the belief that public scrutiny is what both Prince Harry and Markle signed up for as public figures. “He strongly disagrees. This is not a game — it is her life and his.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been boo-ed up since meeting this past June. The couple has gotten so serious that Prince Harry has introduced her to his father, Prince Charles.