Kensington Palace has confirmed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are dating, but has passionately called for the media and public to respect their privacy out of fear for her safety.

A statement published on Twitter this morning asserts that Markle – an actress and UN Women ambassador – has been subjected to “a wave of abuse and harassment”, from “the racial undertones of comment pieces” to the “outright sexism and racism of social-media trolls”.

Kensington Palace highlights that Markle’s ex-boyfriends have been bribed, reporters have tried to break into her home and her friends and co-workers have been bombarded.

“Prince Harry is worried about Ms Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her,” said the statement. “It is not right that a few months into a relationship with [Prince Harry] that Ms Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows that commentators will say that ‘this is the price she has to pay’ and this ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is her life and his.”

From: Harper’s BAZAAR US 

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