When rumours about Prince Harry’s alleged romance started to swirl and the paparazzi became hands-on, Prince Harry issued an unprecedented statement asking the media to leave Meghan Markle alone.
In part of how “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her”.
Over the weekend more rumours were started when it was reported that Prince William did not support his brother’s decision to make a public statement about his relationship.
Prince William jumped on this quickly having Kensington Palace release a statement denying these stories.
“The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him.” read the brief, but to the point, statement.
A royal source who spoke to The Telegraph said: “They don’t issue statements like that without talking to each other, and they talked about the Meghan Markle statement extensively in advance of it being put out.
“The Duke was as alarmed as anyone about what was happening with Meghan.
“No-one wanted to have to put that statement out, including Prince Harry, and there was concern about confirming the relationship.
“But over the course of one weekend things escalated to the extent that Prince Harry felt he had to act.”
Prince Harry and Prince William currently share media advisers, so any matter that could affect one-another are always thoroughly discussed.
The brothers have always been outspoken about maintaining a balance of privacy in such a public role. They blame the media for the untimely death of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales who was killed in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997 when the paparazzi chased down the car she was in with Dodi Al-Fayed and are rightfully protective of their partners in the same spotlight.