It’s official! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and an item. Prince Harry’s office confirms the relationship and expresses concern for her safety, following the harassment from the media.

 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

 

“Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her” the official statement from the Palace reads. It continues by confirming the relationship and expressing disappointment for the way the media has treated the actress badly. While Markle has so far “been subjected to a storm”, Harry hopes that through his statement the storm will “pause”. The storm that the statement refers to is mostly targeting the high number of racial comments made about the American actress and the background difference between her and her royal beau.

Prince Harry expressed his deep disappointment on the racial undertones of some of the pieces in the press and “strongly disagrees” with speculation that it is all a game. “This is not a game — it is her life and his”, the statement read.

Kensington Palace said that some of the bullying aspects of the situation were not in the public eye, but they were happening. For example, Markle’s mother has struggled with keeping photographers from trespassing her property, into her house.

Meghan Markle, an actress that is best known for her role in the TV series Suits says that she has come to terms with her biracial heritage and that she is now proud of it. Her mother is African-American and his father is white and even though her “mixed heritage” has led to “a grey area surrounding [her] self-identification”, she has grown to embrace it. “To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman”, the 35-year-old wrote in a 2015 article in Elle Magazine.

The relationship between her and the prince is thought to have started when they met in Toronto, Canada, while she was filming for Suits and he was promoting the 2017 Invictus Games.