Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stirred the flames of their ongoing battle with the British tabloid media with a strongly worded attack on a number of stores.
The Los Angeles-based couple – who have long had a fractured relationship with the press – sent the same letter to the editors of Le Soleil, Daily Mail, The Mirror and L’Express Sunday evening, which introduced its new “zero commitment” cover, explaining that they will no longer respond to requests from their employees.
Harry and Meghan’s consultant mentioned that they refused to “offer themselves money to save bait and distortion” and accused the tabloids of working tales that are “distorted, false or pervasive beyond the reason”.
In the scathing letter, the free press was described as “a cornerstone of any democracy” that can “highlight dark places, tell stories that would otherwise not be told, defend what is right, challenge power and detain those who abuse the accounting system ”.
“It is very concerning that an influential section of the media, for many years, has sought to evade responsibility for what they say or print – even if they know it is distorted, false or pervasive beyond of reason.
“When power is exercised without responsibility, the trust we all place in this much-needed industry deteriorates.
“There is a real human cost to this way of doing business and it affects all corners of society. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have seen people they know – as well as complete strangers – see their lives completely separated for no good reason, other than the fact that salacious gossip increases advertising revenue. “
After declaring that they would no longer respond to any communication from the British stores, the consultant went on to emphasize that it was not a question of “avoiding criticism”.
“It is not a question of putting an end to public conversations or of censoring specific reports. The media have every right to report and, in fact, to have a good or no opinion of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex bad. But that cannot be based on a lie. “
It follows Prince Harry’s explosive declaration last October, in which he personally condemned a “ruthless media campaign” against his wife and presented an authorized motion against the United Kingdom. Daily Mail following the publication of a personal letter from Meghan, whose couple claims to have been illegally printed and selectively edited to cover the “lies” reported about it.
In his livid tirade, Prince Harry personally condemned the claims that surrounded his spouse in the first 9 months and admitted that it had been “painful” for each of them. “Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the last victims of a British tabloids campaigning against people without thinking of the consequences – a ruthless campaign which has intensified over the past year, at most. throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son, ” Harry wrote on the official royal family website.
“There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, especially when it is knowingly false and malicious, and although we have continued to show courage – as so many of you can understand – I cannot begin to describe how painful it was summer. “