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HRH Prince Harry issued a statement in defence of his girlfriend, Meghan Markle. It condemned the wave of abuse and harassment both public and private - on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.

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Why Afua chose this moment...

β€œToo often subtle, insidious racism is disguised as something else, making it harder to call out. The dog-whistle language used about Meghan Markle was exactly that. By denouncing it as racially loaded, Harry spoke powerfully about the need to stand up to prejudice. He showed abuse is not something to bear shamefully, but to identify and condemn. An unprecedented stance for a senior royal! And a very, very welcome one.”