Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lay ferns and a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Oct. 28, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. Getty Images/Rosa Woods

Prince Harry used a risky tactic in order to protect Meghan Markle.

The Duke of Sussex is very protective of his wife. In fact, Prince William’s brother made a risky move just to keep the former “Suits” star safe from the press.

Duncan Larcombe claimed in his book, “Prince Harry: The Inside Story,” that there is an old rule that limits the royals’ interaction with the media. They are supposed to “never complain, never explain.”

“To be seen to break either of these unwritten rules is generally considered to be a no-no, risking being dragged into a wider row that could ultimately backfire,” Larcombe wrote.

However, he noticed that when it comes to rules, Prince Harry treads his own path. The royal prince disregarded this when he felt that the media was already abusing his then-girlfriend and now-wife, Markle. The move could also be due to his popularity as Prince Harry is one of the few members of the royal family who knew that the public would take his side if he attacks the media.

“It is a risky tactic, but after riding the storm of stories that followed the revelation of his relationship with Meghan, Harry finally decided it was time to draw the line in the sand,” Larcombe continued. “Not only did the statement openly go on the offensive against the press, complaining about the way his private life was being portrayed in the media, but it also took the unprecedented step of confirming his romance with Meghan.”

In the statement released just a few months after the couple started dating, Prince Harry expressed his concern for Markle’s safety. He also confessed that he was “deeply disappointed” by his own inability to protect Markle.

According to Emily Andrews, Prince Harry is overprotective of Markle because he failed to protect his mom, Princess Diana. He was still too young when the press went after the late Princess of Wales and as a way of atonement, the Duke of Sussex is going all out in protecting his wife.

In related news, Markle’s name has just been added to Urban Dictionary and it was listed as a “verb for ghosting or disposing [of] people once you have no use or benefit from them any more without any regard to genuine human relationships.” The dictionary also included accompanying examples to illustrate the meaning which somewhat reflected Markle’s relationship with her friends and family.