The trigger for this complaint was the publication of a personal letter from Meghan Markle to her father with whom she has a complicated relationship. The straw that broke the camels back pushed the British royal couple to file a complaint over “the misuse of private information”,” infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.”
Furthermore, Prince Harry mentions in his statement that his wife ” has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.”
“Because my deepest fear is history repeating itself. I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.” he continued.
He who calls himself a “silent witness” for too long has therefore decided to take things in hand and asked the public for their support, because “although it may not seem like it, we really need it.”