It’s been quite a big start to the year for the Duke & Duchess of Sussex, aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. After years of being battered by British press, the pair controversially walked from their royal duties in a move commonly known as ‘Megxit’, before recently settling in LA with their son Archie.
Now, just when we thought the dust would have settled, Harry & Meghan have struck again with a strongly worded letter to four UK tabloids, declaring to never work with them again. Spicy!
The letter, the was sent to The Sun, Daily Mail, The Mirror and The Express overnight said the couple will not “offer themselves up as currency for an economy of clickbait and distortion.”
“The Duke and Duchess believe that a free press is a cornerstone to any democracy – particularly in moments of crisis. At its best, this free press shines a light on dark places, telling stories that would otherwise go untold, standing up for what’ right, challenging power and holding those who abuse the system to account,” the letter said.
“It is gravely concerning that an influential slice of the media, over many years, has sought to insulate themselves from taking accountability for what they say or print – even when they know it will be distorted, false, or invasive beyond reason. When power is enjoyed without responsibility, the trust we all place in this much-needed industry is degraded.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have watched people they know – as well as complete strangers – have their loves completed pulled apart for no good reason, other than the fact that salacious gossip boosts advertising revenue.”
This evening Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan told the editors of four major British tabloids that they will never deal with them again. Their letter — written by representivies for the couple and sent to the Daily Mail, Express, Mirror and The Sun — can be read in full below👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/SwF3afIBvG
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) April 20, 2020
The letter also says Harry & Meghan will be looking to work with up-and-coming journalists, grassroots, regional and local media in the future.
“We are encouraged that this new approached will be heard and respected.” BAM!
Their relationship has indeed been broken with the British tabloids… let’s hope they don’t have trouble with the paparazzi in LA!