Prince Harry has officially confirmed he's dating American actress Meghan Markle!
The 32-year-old royal surprisingly opened up about his relationship with Meghan, 35, in a statement released by Kensington Palace on Tuesday, Nov. 8 — and condemned the media's recent "wave of abuse and harassment" towards his new girlfriend.
"[Harry] is aware that there is significant curiosity about his private life. He has never been comfortable with this, but he has tried to develop a thick skin about the level of media interest that comes with it," the message released by Harry's communications secretary began.
Harry (left) and Meghan (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"But the past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan, 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," the statement continued.
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"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," the message said. "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."
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