Ever since Meghan Markle joined the royal family, she and her husband, Prince Harry, have endured endless criticism. The public's latest complaint about their use of private jet flights is only a small part of the problems they have faced. But Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan start to fight back. While royals in the past have always been silent on criticism, Sussexes speaks more than ever before.
Prince Harry defended Meghan Markle before they even got married
We got the first hint that something would be different when Prince Harry took the outstanding step of defending Markle against attacks when they started dating. Kensington Palace released a statement both confirming the relationship and asking the media to leave Markle and her family in peace.
"Since he was young, Prince Harry has been very aware of the warmth extended to him by members of the public," the statement began. It went on to say that Prince Harry understands that people will be interested in his life. That makes him a little uncomfortable, Prince Harry had never asked the media to go back before.
The statement continued, "But over the last week a line has been crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subjected to a wave of abuse and harassment. "It then listed all the ways Markle had been harassed and called some attacks" sexist and racist. "
" Prince Harry is concerned about Ms Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her, "it says. While acknowledging that people would say that Prince Harry must cope with this intrusion, the statement insisted that he and Markle were entitled to privacy.
Unfortunately, the statement did little to calm news. They continued to receive them throughout their engagement and early marriage.
Buckingham Palace defended Sussex's neighbor rules
After Prince Harry and Markle moved into Frogmore Cottage, they again drew media attention when it was reported that they had issued rules to all their neighbors. The Sun claimed that a meeting had been called for everyone living around Frogmore. They were told to never start a conversation with Sussexes, ask about Archie or offer babysitting among other rules.
Obviously, the neighbors in the area and the public were upset by the rules. A royal had never made such demands before and it was seen as incredibly rude and self-centered.
Buckingham Palace intervened to defend Prince Harry and Markle. "The Duke and Duchess did not request this, did not know about it and had nothing to do with the content or guidance offered," a palace official told US Weekly. Instead, they blamed the surpassing rules of "an overprotective official in the palace."
It was uncommon for the palace to say anything about the matter. But most people consider it a sign that Sussex's and the rest of the palace were growing concerned about the constant criticism and attacks.
Prince Harry defended the family's jet use
This month, the royals defended themselves. Prince Harry and Markle were recently criticized for lecturing the world on climate change and protecting the environment in an issue of Vogue magazine, which was edited by the Duchess herself. They then took four private jet flights for a week and made the public notice them hypocrites.
In a surprising move, Prince Harry answered critics during a speech to launch his environmental tourism project, Travalyst. “I came here with advertising. "I spend 99 percent of my life traveling the world with commercial services," he said. Sometimes there must be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure that my family is safe and that it is really as simple as that. ”
The examples of Prince Harry and Markle who speak against criticism seem to be more regular, and many take this as a sign that they are tired of the media's comments. We may see them strike back often in the future, but only time will tell for sure.