Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Had Enough! They’re Cut Off Four Major U.K. Tabloids in Unprecedented Letter
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally had enough! They have now decided that they are cutting ties with four U.K. tabloids, announcing “there will be no corroboration and zero engagement,” they say in a strongly-worded letter issued to the editors on Sunday night.
The two said in the letter that they fundamentally disagree with the “style of reporting” of four tabloids —The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Mirror and The Express — which they claim have “pulled apart” the lives of many individuals.
They will not communicate with, respond to or answer any enquiries from these four outlets. The couple says this is not a “blanket policy for all media.”
“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,” the couple says in the letter.
“When power is enjoyed without responsibility, the trust we all place in this much-needed industry is degraded.”
The letter continues, “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.”
Meghan and Harry assert that their new media 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. They also want to be very clear: this is not in any way a blanket policy for all media,” they write.