On October 1, Prince Harry released a passionate statement about the official Royal Sussex website. The letter is addressed to the public and explains why he and Meghan Markle sue the Daily Mail, one of the most powerful newspapers in the UK, for its relentlessly negative coverage of Markle during her postnatal pregnancy.
There are reports that Prince Harry has become "rogue" by publishing this letter and possibly initiating this lawsuit without the knowledge or advice of his father, Prince Charles, and his brother, Prince William. And maybe even without consulting the queen.
A BBC reporter pointed to the "anger and pain" and Prince Harry was "not in the mood to listen to such warning advice". The Sun printed comments that went so far as to say that Prince Harry was "overly emotional" and a "monumental miscalculation." But is that a realistic twist?
Prince Harry's lawsuit was long in coming.
The Daily Mail has been conducting a misleading smear campaign against the Duchess of Sussex for more than a year. Prince Harry was upset by these attacks and has publicly defended them in the past via the same official Sussex channel, so the suggestion that this lawsuit and letter was made without the knowledge or approval of the royal family is highly unlikely.
Not how the royal family does things. The royal family is not frivolous and their legal counsel is not. This lawsuit is almost certainly pending for months, as the Post has been continually harassing Duchess Meghan with negative and misleading stories, and the incident that was highlighted occurred six months ago. The royal family probably understands that Prince Harry loves Markle and supports his defense of her.
Uncovering a handwritten letter was the last straw for Prince Harry.
After months of negative press on Markle, exploit her Maternity leave during pregnancy with Baby Archie was the last straw when a handwritten letter to her estranged father was printed on February 3, 2019. For a little backstory: Markle's estranged half-siblings and his father have conducted paid interviews to soil them. Her half-sister also wrote a damaging book in which she accused, among others, Duchess Meghan, to be a flat social climber.
The Duchess of Sussex has tried to improve relationships, especially with her father, whom she invited despite false reports of the wedding that only her mother was the only family to invite her. At the insistence of the Daily Mail, Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, published a handwritten letter she had written shortly after the wedding. The letter showed her alienation and Markle's heartache in his decision to continue to pursue negative press against her.
And according to Prince Harry, it has only been shown in parts of the letter that there are hidden facts about which the Mail lied in order to trigger its negative press campaign.
Why this letter is relevant in the lawsuit.
In the UK There is a particularly strong stigma attached to people with alienated family members because the focus is on holding on to the family, no matter how harmful or hurtful their actions may be. A glimpse of NBC News indicates that this letter was probably published by the Daily Mail to portray Markle in a further negative light – as a dismissive family retreat.
According to reports, Duchess Meghan invited her father to the wedding and decided not to attend. He blamed his health on it, although precautions might have been taken.
Why Prince Harry Is So Annoyed
As you may remember, and as Prince Harry's statement reminds us, his mother, Princess Diana, was notoriously killed when she was persecuted by tabloid reporters. It's completely understandable why the wording and the emotions behind his testimony are so passionate, hurt, and even angry with the tabloid press.
The same "forces" who allegedly caused his mother's tragic death are now targeting his wife, who has done nothing wrong to admit that there is a distance between himself and non-supporting family members. The family members in question are the ones who have turned around countless times and decided to smear them in the press for money.
The Queen and the Royal Family Support Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are strongly supported by the royal family. The queen is known for liking Markle and supports the marriage. The couple also has a good relationship with Prince Charles and Prince William.
The royal family does not lament. This lawsuit against the Daily Mail and its explanation were most likely months in the making, especially considering that the letter in question had already been published in February. This was not a wrong decision, although the emotion is certainly real.