In a new step towards independence, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially severed communication with British tabloids.
It’s common knowledge that the British tabloids have made Meghan Markle a target in the past. And because of that, the couple has decided to refuse communication with them in the future. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sent a letter to The Sun, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, and Daily Mail to officially announce their decision on Sunday.
In the letter, the couple made it clear that while they support free press they do not support “distorted, false, or invasive” information being spread by media without responsibility.
“Please note that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be engaging with your outlet. There will be no corroboration and zero engagement. This is also a policy being instated for their communications team, in order to protect that team from the side of the industry that readers never see,” the letter explained to the tabloids.
This does not mean that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will refuse to engage with all press. As the letter further explains that they are looking forward to working with journalists and media organizations all over the world. They also noted wanting to “help further opportunities for more diverse and underrepresented voices” with their work.
But they will not “offer themselves up as currency for an economy of clickbait and distortion” as the letter wraps up their stance on the media.
NEW: In a Sunday night letter, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have written to editors of the four major British tabloids – The Sun, Daily Express, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail – promising never to work with them again, barring all access into the future. The letter in full: pic.twitter.com/V4CWc8jKu5
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Whether or not this will improve the tabloid’s coverage on the couple remains to be seen. Hopefully, it will at least offer Prince Harry and Meghan Markle some peace of mind as they begin this new chapter in their life.