In disclosing relationship with mixed-race US actor, the prince foreground his disgust for the ethnic undertones of British press
” Since he was young, Prince Harry has been very aware of the warmth that has been extended to him by members of the public .”
That was the start of the statement that announced to the world in November 2016 that the prince was in a relationship with Meghan Markle, the Canada-based and Los Angeles-born actor.
However, rather than a heartwarming expression of his love for her, the statement was an unprecedented attack on the British press by the prince for its coverage and harassment of Markle.
Despite the fact that the couple’s relation has played out in public over the following year- with the monarch and Markle offering just enough public impressions and remarks to satisfy fascinate- this first announcement highlighted his dislike for the media’s interest in his private life.