Prince William Issues Statement In Support Of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Relationship

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by Grazia |

Just weeks ago, Prince Harry spoke out against the media’s ‘abuse and harassment’ of girlfriend Meghan Markle in an unanticipated statement issued by Kensington Palace.

Following the news, rumours surfaced suggesting that Prince William believed his brother had ‘made a mistake in confirming the relationship’.

However, in a new statement issued by Kensington Palace, William has denied the claims as it reads:

“The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him.”

According to The TelegraphThe Telegraph, the brothers share the same media advisers therefore are aware of anything that affects them both.

A royal source told the paper, “The Duke was as alarmed as anyone about what was happening with Meghan. No-one wanted to have to put that statement out, including Prince Harry, and there was concern about confirming the relationship. But over the course of one weekend things escalated to the extent that Prince Harry felt he had to act.”

According to the source, the brothers had spoken about the statement regarding Prince Harry's relationship extensively before it was released.

On 26 November we wrote...

It hasn’t been long since Prince Harry inadvertently confirmed his relationship with American actress Meghan Markle; Kensington Palace issued an emotional public statement about Harry’s concern for his girlfriend’s safety since she became the target of ‘abuse and harassment’ from online trolls and the press.

While Harry’s plea was of good intention, his decision to speak out was reportedly not supported by his brother Prince William, who thinks Harry shouldn't have commented on her and their relationship so publicly.

Prince William feels his brother was wrong for displaying so much emotion, and the unprecedented decision to issue a statement compromised the privacy of the family and goes against Palace protocol.

Prince William is protective of his brother and, according to The Daily MailThe Daily Mail, is worried how his statement will affect his relationship with Suits actress Meghan Markle, or any future relationships he may have. The Palace seldom issue statements concerning the private life of the family.

The couple have not yet been sighted together in public but Meghan has reportedly been taking time off from filming Suits to visit Prince Harry at Kensington Palace, so it's just a matter of time.

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