Prince William Issues Rare Statement to Support Prince Harry’s Public Defense of Meghan Markle

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Weeks after Prince Harry issued a very rare statement from Kensington Palace to condemn the British press's treatment of his new girlfriend, Meghan Markle  writing, among other sentiments, that Markle had been "subject to a wave of abuse and harassment" his brother, Prince William, has released a similarly uncommon statement of his own that supports Harry's choice of utilizing a public course of action for the circumstance. "The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him," Kensington Palace told The Telegraph. The statement, while short, is still highly unusual as it pertains to the Royal Family's personal matters and was most likely prompted by the onslaught of negative tabloid fodder William recently received that claimed he disagreed with his brother's public declaration. Markle, meanwhile, recently returned to social media after a long hiatus.