Prince Harry has had enough of people, particularly the media, constantly looking for things to criticize his wife Meghan Markle on. He said that this is making him remember how his own mom, Princess Diana was tortured by the media. 

What triggered this sudden outburst? Daily Mail’s decision to publish a private letter she wrote to her estranged father after her 2018 nuptials. Naturally, Markle did not like this. Not only is she angry about it, she is also angry enough to sue. Prince Harry is 100% supportive. 

In an obviously angry statement made on Tuesday, the Duke of Sussex announced the lawsuit and then lambasted the “British tabloid press.” According to him, the tabloid had waged a ruthless campaign against his wife, reminiscent of the attack Princess Diana was subjected to in her time, until her shocking death. 

“I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been,” the Duke of Sussex wrote, adding that he would no longer be a “silent witness to her private suffering.”

“I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person,” Harry emotionally penned. “I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”

Harry said that while he and Markle are staunch supporters of press and media freedom, to just sit back and let everything be will be a grave injustice because it’s against everything they believe in.

“There comes a point when the only thing to do is to stand up to this behavior, because it destroys people and destroys lives,” he wrote. “We thank you, the public, for your continued support. It is hugely appreciated. Although it may not seem like it, we really need it,” the last sentence of his lengthy post read. 

According to the law firm that the royals tasked to represent them, Daily Mail has done a grave error. It described the unauthorized  publication of the very private letter from one daughter to the father she has a disagreement with as an apparent "campaign [...] to publish false and deliberately derogatory stories."

princess diana prince harry prince william prince charles Princess Diana, Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles watch the parade march past as part of the commemorations of VJ Day on Aug. 19, 1995 in London. Getty Images/Johnny Eggitt