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Prince Harry condemns media ‘abuse’ of girlfriend

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    In this Thursday July 7, 2016 file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry takes part in a round table discussion with HIV doctors at King’s College Hospital in south London as part of his desire to learn more and raise public awareness in the fight against HIV and AIDS both internationally and in the UK. Britain’s Prince Harry has condemned racist abuse and harassment of his girlfriend Meghan Markle in the media, issuing a highly unusual statement Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016, that confirmed the relationship and expressed concern for her safety.

London >> It’s the British royals versus the press — again — and Prince Harry thinks enough is enough.

In a highly unusual statement, the prince on Tuesday lashed out at the media for intruding on the privacy of his new girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle. The 32-year-old royal said the press had crossed a line with articles that had “racial undertones,” and pleaded: “This is not a game.”

Kensington Palace described how journalists tried to break into Markle’s home, newspapers offered “substantial bribes” to her ex-boyfriend and said nearly everyone she knows has been bombarded for information. Markle, 35, is best known for her role on the U.S. television drama “Suits.”

Many tabloids alluded to her mixed-race heritage — she has an African-American mother and a white father.

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