Prince Harry feels bullied.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have endured several criticisms from the press and netizens in the past months. A few weeks ago, Prince Harry flew to Japan for the World Cup Rugby final and met Prince Albert of Monaco in private.

Prince Albert understands and sympathizes with Prince Harry. The Monaco royal also offered his support and sympathy to Prince William’s younger brother when he had a brief moment with Meghan Markle’s husband.

“We didn’t talk about it that much, because we talked about environment-related issues — and the rugby too — but I sympathized with him, saying, ‘Just do what you have to do to ensure your privacy,’” Prince Albert told People.

Prince Albert said that their conversation was not long and he advised Prince Harry that “sometimes you just have to ignore it and move on. Sometimes you can ignore whoever is out there that’s being too inquisitive or too hard on you.”

The 61-year-old royal added that the best thing to do “is not to pay attention.” However, he also acknowledged that doing so is challenging.

“You have to protect your personal life, your family and their intimacy as much as possible, whenever possible. Especially when you’re a public figure with appearances to attend. Of course, that’s harder to do than to say,” he said.

In September, Prince Harry and Markle visited South Africa. Their official tour was considered a huge success. Many were convinced that the couple had finally redeemed their reputation after enduring negative headlines all year. However, they turned the tides against them when they announced that they had filed a lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday for publishing Markle’s personal letter to her father.

Days after that, Prince Harry also sued The Mirror and The Sun for an alleged phone hacking. Due to those incidents, many felt that the royal couple was starting an all-out war against the press.

Dan Wootton, executive editor of The Sun, reacted to the royals’ action, calling the duke “Prince Harming.” He also said that Prince Harry’s war against the press is “unhinged” and he urged the Queen to have a word with her grandson before he does more lasting damage to the royals.

All smiles: Prince Harry at the British High Commissioner's residency
All smiles: Prince Harry at the British High Commissioner's residency AFP / Michele Spatari