The legal offensive launched by Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle against British tabloids is something unseen in the past. Dubbed by some as open war, it remains to be seen if the royals can win. 

According to Forbes, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently at war with tabloids The Sun, News of the World, as well as Daily Mirror right now, which is unprecedented. Royals generation after generation have learned to ignore the tabloids and what they are publishing, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not following in their footsteps.

In their bid to make sure tabloids will never disrespect their privacy further down the road by staging this legal war against them, some claimed they have entered into open conflict. 

The severity of the matter cannot be undermined. After all, it is already Prince Harry, a senior member of the British royal family and sixth in the line to the throne who filed the cases. According to Harry, all three tabloids engaged in phone hacking, which is confirmed by the Buckingham Palace. 

Following him is his wife, Meghan Markle, who also engaged in legal action against the Mail for publishing her private letter to her estranged father, Thomas Markle. According to the lawyers representing the Duchess, the tabloid is in breach of privacy and infringement of copyright. 

Some believe that the two have waged an open war. “Harry and Meghan in open war against tabloids,” wrote France’s Le Point. “Prince Harry's tabloid war” the BBC also declared. “Harry steps up press war," The Telegraph described the events. Many more news sites described it similarly, using their flair in words.

Forbes prefers to tone down the term to describe the turn of events. For the newspaper, it is merely a declared legal battle.

No matter what it is called, however, can prince Harry and Meghan Markle win the war? They’re not necessarily viewed favorably by the public, especially Markle. According to iNews UK, victory is highly unlikely because even the Palace does not support the lawsuits filed. Moreover, many believe that they should learn how to live in scrutiny and criticisms because they are royals.

Outside the UK, however, and specifically in the US, the two are better-supported and loved.

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