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Prince William supports Prince Harry's plea for Meghan Markle's privacy

"The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands," Kensington Palace said in a statement.

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Annie Martin
Prince William (L) and Prince Harry attend The Concert for Diana on July 1, 2007. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI
Prince William (L) and Prince Harry attend The Concert for Diana on July 1, 2007. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Prince William stands by brother Prince Harry's plea for Meghan Markle's privacy.

The 34-year-old royal issued a statement through Kensington Palace on Saturday after Prince Harry confirmed his relationship with Markle and called for the public to stop harassing the actress.

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"The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him," Kensington Palace told Us Weekly.

The Mirror had reported earlier in the day that Prince William was "deeply unhappy" with Prince Harry's unconventional choice to address his private life. Prince Harry released a statement through Kensington Palace on Nov. 8 after Markle was subjected "to a wave of abuse and harassment" following rumors of their relationship.

"They don't issue statements like that without talking to each other, and they talked about the Meghan Markle statement extensively in advance of it being put out," a source told the Telegraph.

"The Duke was as alarmed as anyone about what was happening with Meghan," the insider added. "No one wanted to have to put that statement out ... but over the course of one weekend things escalated to the extent that Prince Harry felt he had to act."

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Prince Harry and Markle, a 35-year-old American actress known for playing Rachel Zane on Suits, were first linked in October. The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, left Prince Harry red-faced last week after he invited him to spend his prospective honeymoon in the Caribbean.

"I am told that there may be a new princess and I just want to say that should you make the decision to honeymoon -- then Antigua and Barbuda want to welcome you," Browne told the royal in front of 300 guests.

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