Prince Harry is determined to protect his wife Meghan Markle, insiders tell People. Harry has certainly taken a stand against tabloids for Meghan, suing them and publicly criticizing them for their unfair treatment of her. He has also alluded to his fears for her safety, saying he did not want "history to repeat itself," a clear reference to his mother Princess Diana who many say was hounded to her death by paparazzi photographers.
"He sees the pain of his wife and the attacks she faces, and he wants to try to sort it out," a source tells People.
He addressed his fears directly in a documentary that aired Wednesday on ABC, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.
"Look, part of this job and part of any job, like everybody, means putting on a brave face and turning a cheek to a lot of the stuff. But again, for me and for my wife, of course, there's a lot of stuff that hurts — especially when the majority of it is untrue," Harry said, adding: "But all we need to do is focus on being real, focus on being the people we are and standing up for what we believe in. I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum."
Tom Bradby, who interviewed the couple on camera, told Good Morning America: "The reality I found was just a couple that seemed a bit bruised and vulnerable."
He added, "I'd seen them obviously before we left and had a pretty long chat and so I formed a certain view there. And I speak to Harry relatively often and have done over the years so, as I said, I knew that things weren't entirely brilliant behind the scenes, but it sort of built as the tour went on really."