Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been in the headlines lately for finally taking legal action against a few British tabloids. This sparked a few speculations that the Duke’s action might backfire while fans are discussing whether or not among fans “media’s hate against Meghan Markle justified.”

Last month, Harry sued the owners of The Sun and The Daily Mirror over alleged “illegal interception of voicemail messages,” according to a report by Fox News. The Duke of Sussex likewise sued the Claim over “the intrusive and unlawful publication of a private letter.”

However, a few royal family observers believe that taking the tabloids to court might backfire on the Sussexes. “It’s a really, really dangerous game,” PR specialist Mark Borkowski told The Guardian. “You’re going to make a lot of lawyers rich, they’ll be rubbing their hands from both sides.”

Royal biographer and Majesty magazine editor-in-chief Ingrid Seward also believed that there might be negative consequences from Harry’s action. “We do it differently, especially members of the royal family who historically have very seldomly sued because it’s just more attention on them,” Seward said. “And it drags up dirty washing.”

“Harry is very volatile, he doesn’t always think the consequences of his actions through,” the author added. “So far, certainly in the first instance [in releasing the statement], the consequence of his actions have been very derogatory and negative.”

The action also spurred a lively discussion among fans as to why British media seems to be a bit critical of the Sussexes. In fact, someone posted on Quora asking if “media’s hate against Meghan Markle justified.”

One Quora use, Martin McGregor, explained that the media can criticize Harry and Meghan but some are a bit biased against the Duchess. “Some of the media are acting unprofessionally and trying to whip up a degree of public animosity towards Meghan,” McGregor wrote on the site. “But the media is entitled to criticize where criticism is warranted.”

However, McGregor noted that it’s probably not hatred that’s driving those few outlets that are overcritical of Meghan. “It is only a section of the British tabloid press that could be said to have adopted a permanent negative attitude towards the Sussex’s,” the Quora user explained. “They are guilty of serious mischief, but not hatred.”

Meanwhile, Chris Colier-Roberts, another Quora user, wrote that the media has no hatred against the Sussexes at all. “Who says the media hates Meghan? Only Meghan and Harry,” Colier-Roberts responded to the query. “The fans then take this as truth. Meghan is her own worst enemy. Never complain, never explain is a good motto.”

Arreba Stafford, on the other hand, suggested that readers should learn to distinguish between constructive criticism and hate-fueled comments. “So, I would say the constructive criticism afforded to the couple is warranted and should be heeded, but the personal attacks against them (especially when it comes to fat-shaming, etc) are not,” Stafford wrote on the site.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lay ferns and a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, on Oct. 28, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. Getty Images/Rosa Woods