Prince Harry has been slammed by Nigel Farage over his defence of girlfriend Meghan Markle.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

The 32-year-old prince issued a statement earlier this week, in which he confirmed his relationship with the 'Suits' actress but contemned the "wave of abuse and harassment" that has been directed at the 35-year-old beauty.

And while controversial politician Nigel understands Harry's frustration, he insists it is "not worth" speaking out and thinks he may have made the situation worse.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper's Sebastian Shakespeare: "OK, he's in a difficult spot, but lashing out in a statement is not always a good idea.

"It's probably best he doesn't say anything at all! It's not worth it in the end.

"He's probably said a little too much and possibly made it worse.

"I have a lot of sympathy with him though, just better say a bit less. I know what it's like to be famous. Oh God, yes!"

In his statement, Harry blasted social media trolls for their sexist and racist comments towards Meghan.

The Kensington Palace statement read: "His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public ... the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.

"Prince Harry is worried about Ms Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is 'the price she has to pay' and that 'this is all part of the game'. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game - it is her life and his."

Meghan's relatives have also been bombarded with messages and questions after the news of their romance broke.

And the flame-haired royal also insisted he has "never been comfortable" with the curiosity around his love life.

In a statement, the spokesperson added: "Since he was young, Prince Harry has been very aware of the warmth that has been extended to him by members of the public. He feels lucky to have so many people supporting him and knows what a fortunate and privileged life he leads.

"He is also aware that there is significant curiosity about his private life. He has never been comfortable with this, but he has tried to develop a thick skin about the level of media interest that comes with it."


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