Prince Harry was warned about his heroic but misguided act to defend his wife, Meghan Markle.

The Duke of Sussex has made it clear to everyone that he will be supporting Markle. When the press hounded the former “Suits” star while they were still dating, the royal released a statement for his then-girlfriend.

At present, Prince Harry remains Markle’s rock despite the backlash and criticism she receives. However, Prince Harry’s heroic act to defend his wife is reportedly misguided, according to an insider.

“He sees the pain of his wife and the attacks she faces, and he wants to try to sort it out,” a source told The Sun.

“It is kind of heroic in a way, but also misguided. It would be better to build relationships with the media.”

The statement came shortly after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex started an all-out war against the press. When Prince Harry and Markle were about to complete their South Africa tour, they shocked many when they announced that they filed a lawsuit against Mail on Sunday for publishing Markle’s personal letters to her father Thomas Markle Sr. The couple said that the published letter was edited and made the duchess looked bad.

Days after the announcement, Prince Harry also filed a lawsuit against The Sun and The Mirror for an alleged phone hacking. The move convinced many that the couple was indeed starting a war against the press.

However, just recently, Prince Harry and Markle joined forces for the ITV documentary “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.” It was supposed to cover the couple’s tour to South Africa, but they got candid and emotional when they shared their struggles as royals and first-time parents.

Markle revealed that she was not okay with the backlash she received from the press. She added that not many asked her about her condition.

However, their participation in the documentary was deemed an “utter disaster.” According to PR expert Mark Brokowski, they have already allowed the intrusive lens into their lives and they are out of control. He added that while celebrities could control photo opportunities, the palace had an uneasy relationship with the media and the public.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan visited a Cape Town rights group fighting gender violence. POOL / Courtney AFRICA