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Royal Website Removes Prince Harry’s Meghan Markle Romance Declaration

The royal family is in the process of organizing its records, leading to the recent removal of Prince Harry’s impactful 2016 declaration from the official website.

This statement not only acknowledged his relationship with Meghan Markle but also stood up against racial abuse directed at her.

While the statement from November 8, 2016, can still be located using the royal website’s search function, the direct link to the statement itself seems to be broken, as reported by various sources.


News has attempted to reach out to representatives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Palace for their response to this development.

During a time when rumors about Harry and Meghan’s romance sparked negative publicity against the former Suits actress, Jason Knauf, the communications secretary at Kensington representing Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton, issued a rare and passionate defense on her behalf.

The message highlighted the abusive treatment Meghan Markle endured, including public smear campaigns in newspapers, racially charged comments in articles, and sexist and racist attacks from social media trolls.

In the years following the confirmation of their relationship, Harry and Meghan, parents to Archie, 5, and Lilibet, 2, exchanged vows and eventually stepped back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.

Reflecting on that crucial moment, Harry emphasized the significance of standing up for his beloved partner.

He recalled the swift drafting of the statement, describing it as forceful, precise, indignant, and candid.

Despite his efforts to shield Meghan from the relentless harassment she faced, Harry admitted in his memoir, “Spare,” published in 2023, that the statement did not halt the barrage of mistreatment directed at the 42-year-old duchess.

Additionally, he revealed that the issuance of the statement had repercussions within his family, provoking anger in his brother William, who, along with his wife Kate, never received similar public defenses during their times of distress.

The significant move of releasing the statement for Meghan apparently triggered resentment from William, who shares children George, 10, Charlotte, 9, and Archie, 6, with Kate, as well as their father, King Charles III.

This action brought to light discrepancies in how the male members of the royal family handled the scrutiny and harassment faced by their respective partners, showcasing a stark departure from past practices.