s. The statement addressed the sexist and racist comments made towards Markle, who was Harry’s then-girlfriend. The statement went viral, gaining support from fans and media outlets around the world. However, behind closed doors, it seems that Prince Charles was not pleased with Harry’s tone and style.
At the time, the relationship between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was still new, and the attention from the media was intense. Markle, who is of mixed-race heritage, was subjected to both racial and sexist attacks from the British press and public. Prince Harry, who has always been protective of his loved ones, issued a statement through Kensington Palace, condemning the attacks and expressing his concern for Markle’s safety. The statement read, “This is not a game – it is her life and his.”
The statement was a departure from the royal family’s usual policy of not commenting on personal matters. It was seen as a sign of Harry’s commitment to Markle and his willingness to defend her against the media. However, it seems that not everyone in the family was happy with the way Harry handled the situation. According to reports, Prince Charles was disappointed in his son for not handling the situation with more discretion and decorum.
While Prince Charles has publicly supported his son and daughter-in-law, it seems that behind the scenes, there may have been some tension. Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down from their roles as senior royals earlier this year may have been influenced by some of the family’s disapproval of their actions. It’s possible that Harry’s public defense of Markle in 2016 set a precedent for their outspokenness, which ultimately led to their decision to leave the royal family.
Regardless, Harry has shown time and time again that he will stand up for those he loves, even if it means going against tradition and protocol. While his approach may not always be approved of by the royal establishment, it’s clear that his commitment to his family and his values is unwavering. The events of 2016 may have been a turning point in Harry’s relationship with the press and the royal family, but they also showed his willingness to fight for what he believes in.