NU Alum Meghan Markle Dating Prince Harry, Palace Confirms

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Until ESPN College Gameday visited Northwestern on October 5th of 2013, I had no clue who Meghan Markle even was. For some reason, not one, but two Gameday goers dedicated signs to Rachel Markle, the birth name or given name of the actress. Meghan Markle is her stage name.

The Gameday signs propelled me to do some research and write a post about her, and now, three years later, this Meghan Markle post is burning up my traffic stats this week.

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Let’s take a look now at why that is.

Meghan Markle is now galavanting around with royalty, according to…well, the entire news industry with a world web presence. After days going upon weeks of media coverage of her hosted the Prince at her home, the Royal Palace finally released a statement confirming the news, and in doing so called out what they believed to be sexist and racist undertones in the media coverage of the relationship.

We cite The Independent below:

In an unprecedented move, Prince Harry released a statement criticising the serious invasion of privacy the Suits actress has endured since it became apparent they were in a relationship.

His strongly worded statement also denounced the racist undertones of some coverage and the overt sexism which ran throughout much of the tabloid coverage of Markle. The Palace said Prince Harry now fears for Ms Markle’s safety after members of the press doorstopped her and her family and attempted to illegally gain access to her property.

It added: “He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – it is her life and his.”

 

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So there you go. Now you know why the whole world’s media is obsessed with Meghan Markle, and we even gave you a link to a little dossier on the actress to boot.

Here is the full statement from Kensington Palace

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