Harry was ‘treated with derision’ over relationship with Meghan Markle expert claims


PRINCE HARRY, 35, married his wife LA-born former-actress Meghan Markle, 39, in May 2018. The couple have since relocated to Los Angeles after complaining over their treatment by the British Press. Author of new biography book Sean Smith appeared on Lorraine today.

The author, who has penned “Meghan: Misunderstood” claims Prince Harry was treated with derision over his relationship with Meghan, who he was set up with on a blind date by a mutual friend. Mr Smith claimed Harry was treated badly at the time when he asked for less criticism of his future wife.

Mr Smith referred to Prince Harry’s statement to the media in November 2016.

The statement claimed a line had been crossed. It read: ” His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”

Mr Smith claimed the now Duke of Sussex was met with “derision” for this statement.

He told TV presenter Lorraine: “When Harry tries to ask for a bit of a pause because of all the negative things that are being said about the new woman in his life he gets treated with derision.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry news: Meghan Markle relationship saw him ‘treated with derision’ biography author claim (Image: GETTY)

Sean Smith on Lorraine

Prince Harry news: Author of new biography book Sean Smith appeared on Lorraine today (Image: ITV/LORRAINE)

On the reception Meghan received in the UK, he went on: “We lost her within a week, actually.

“Here was a woman who went from being a human rights campaigner to a saucy divorcee, Harry’s hottie and some sort of porn star within a week.”

He went on: “I don’t think she is treated seriously enough.

“I discovered that she had been on a journey to become a woman of substance.”

“She was a very serious person before she met Prince Harry.

“Prince Harry doesn’t come into my book until about page 175.

“By then she was a woman who had received a standing ovation, led by the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.

“I wanted to show she hadn’t been given a fair crack at the whip.”

Meghan Markle attended Remembrance Day with Prince Harry recently in Los Angeles.

The Duchess wore a £16,000 ensemble to pay her respects, with a £3,000 coat by Brandon Maxwell.

Timeline of Harry and Meghan leaving the Royal Family

Prince Harry news: Couple relocated after complaining over their treatment by the British Press (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)

Harry left a message at the site, which read: “To all of those who have served, and are serving. Thank you.”

Some called the move a “publicity stunt” initiating a row over the decision.

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan accused Harry and Meghan of trying to get “media attention” on his Twitter account.

Supporters of the Duke also took to social media to defend the personal service in LA.

One wrote: “If they hadn’t done something they would be damned, and when they do they are damned.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry together

Prince Harry news: Mr Smith claimed Harry was treated badly (Image: GETTY)

There has been much speculation about Harry and Meghan’s relationship.

A relationship expert told Express.co.uk Prince Harry has been empowered by his relationship with the actress.

Sami Wunder spoke with Express.co.uk. She said: “I don’t think that Harry is any less of an empowered man, he is a prince after all.

“Harry does what he wants to do, and if this is protecting his wife and looking after his family, that’s his prerogative.


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