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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Cut Ties With British Tabloids

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and have written to the editors of The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, and Daily Express saying that they have severed ties with them.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently moved to the United States
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently moved to the United States

Following their decision to steep down from royal duties and making the move to Los Angeles, the pair disclosed that they would no longer tolerate dealing with the tabloids because they would not “offer themselves as currency for an economy of clickbait and distortion.”

Harry and Meghan said they would have zero engagement with the mewspapers and that the only channel of communication would be through their lawyers if necessary.

They 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 to 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.

There is a real human cost to this way of doing business and it affects every corner of society. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have watched people they know — as well as complete strangers — have their lives completely pulled apart for no good reason, other than the fact that salacious gossip boosts advertising revenue

With that said, 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.

This policy is not about avoiding criticism. It’s not about shutting down public conversation or censoring accurate reporting. Media have every right to report on and indeed have an opinion on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, good or bad. But it can’t be based on a lie.”

The couple clarified that their latest move is not a blanket ban on all press and is not meant to censor accurate reporting as they are looking forward to working with journalists all over the world.

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