Many royal fans (and critics) have been wondering why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would announce their lawsuit against Associated Newspapers while still on tour. But didn’t Prince Harry already tell us why? We found out that Meghan Markle reportedly tells Harry that his mom would be “so proud” of him frequently while they’re on tour in Africa, because the memories of the late Princess Diana visiting these same places is so fresh in Harry’s mind. As Harry said in his statement announcing the lawsuit, he won’t tolerate Meghan being treated the way his mother was — and as Harry thinks more and more about Diana, it might have been that he simply couldn’t wait another minute to take action.
The revelation comes from a source who spoke to Us Weekly, confirming that Meghan has gone out of her way on this tour to reassure Harry that Diana would be proud of the work he’s doing — some of it a continuation of charitable efforts Diana herself began. Meghan is “constantly telling him his mom would be so proud of him,” the source claims. “It’s been an extremely emotional journey for Harry. … Having the opportunity to continue his mom’s work there is extremely meaningful. It’s his way of paying tribute to Diana.”
Prince Harry issued an emotional statement condemning the British media’s “bullying” of Meghan Markle — and compared it to that of his mother, Princess Diana’s. https://t.co/Z3QfYc9Thb pic.twitter.com/TAXk4ZV4vI
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The royals wrapped up their Africa tour yesterday in Johannesburg, and Meghan and Harry gave heartfelt thanks for the experiences they’d been able to share. “I have seen strength, resilience, a sense of hope and empathy that I can only aspire to replicate,” Harry said. “And as I raise my own son, I want to make sure that what I’ve learned here — the value of the natural world, the value of community and friendship — is something that I can pass on to him.”
Meghan added: “No matter how different our lives may seem, Africa, you have made us feel part of your community, of our shared community.” Meghan and Harry returned to England earlier today.