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Prince Harry hits out at 'abuse' of girlfriend

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>> Prince Harry knows well the attention that comes with royalty, but never before has he hit back so publicly. The Prince lashing out to the media on Tuesday, criticizing what he calls a wave of abuse directed at his new girlfriend, Meghan Markle. In a statement, a spokesman for Harry says the American actress has been subject to a storm just a few months into their relationship.
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Some of this has been very public, it says. The smear on the front page of a national newspaper, the racial undertones of comment pieces, and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls.>> I think the floodgates have been opened and Prince Harry's trying to close them.
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>> Camilla Tominey is the Royal Editor of Britain's Sunday Express newspaper, which first reported on the new romance.>> Of course, we can tell the story of Prince Harry being in a relationship. That doesn't then mean it's open season on this girl, to comment on what she looks like, what she wears, how she acts.
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I mean, there was even a story suggesting that she was involved in pornography because one of her love scenes in her drama, Suits, ended up on a porn site. She isn't into porn. That's an unfair thing to say about her. I think that's one of the things that really annoyed Prince Harry more than any other.
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So we'll see.>> The statement says Markle's family and friends have been bombarded by the press, and her ex-boyfriend offered huge bribes. Prince Harry says a line has been crossed. This isn't a game, this is his life and hers.