Royal Family website quietly removes Prince Harry's 2016 statement about Meghan Markle's 'abuse and harassment'

Royal Family website quietly removes Prince Harry's 2016 statement about Meghan Markle's 'abuse and harassment'
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down as working members of the Royal Family in 2020 (Getty Images)

LONDON, UK: The Royal Family has silently taken down Prince Harry’s famed statement about Meghan Markle made back in 2016.

Fans started noticing the big change on the royal family website, where the Duke of Sussex, talked about his ongoing romance with the ‘Suits’ alum for the first time, according to People.

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Prince Harry's statement addressed Meghan Markle's challenges

The statement, which was released by the Prince’s communication secretary mentioned the "abuse and harassment" Markle faced back then.

“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,” it read. 

The official statement also slammed paparazzi and talked about the struggle Markle’s family had to face, “Some of it has been hidden from the public – the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; [Markle’s] mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life.”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Lightway Academy on May 10, 2024 in Abuja, Nigeria. (Photo by Andrew Esiebo/Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation)
The statement on the Royal Family's website said Prince Harry was 'disappointed' for not being able to protect Meghan Markle against public harassment (Getty Images)

It went on, “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her."

"It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that 'this is all part of the game.' He strongly disagrees. This is not a game — it is her life and his," it stated.

In his memoir ‘Spare’, Harry addressed the 2016 statement, saying, "We needed a statement out there. Within a day we had a draft. Strong, precise, angry, honest."

The royal couple tied the knot in May 2018, and relocated to her home state of California in 2020, after dropping their names from working members of the royal family.

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Internet slams Royal Family as they take down Prince Harry's statement from 2016

Netizens criticized the Royal Family and agreed with Prince Harry's claims made back in 2016.

One Facebook user wrote, "The Royal family will go before God one day one at a time alone to be judged like us little people! I don't agree with the word Royal it's a title there's only one true King!"

"The more I hear anything pertaining to the so-called Royal Family, I dislike them even more," another remarked.

A user opined, "The palace just can’t stand that Harry is finally happy away from the craziness."

"Why are they still fighting them....I thought they have Kate and William," one jibed.

Another shared, "Tired of them. Let them. Keep showing the world their color. It’s proves everything was said about them is true."

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