But Prince Harry says that Markle has been abused and harassed recently.
"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 reads. "Some of it has been hidden from the public - the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having ot 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."
The prince is said to be worried about her safety and that he is upset he cannot 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 wrote in the statement.
Harry's life has been lived in front of the camera. He was caught on film when he was 20 in a fight with a paparazzi photographer outside a nightclub. In 2012, nude photos of him in a Las Vegas hotel room were published.
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