Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Mirror and the Express that they will no longer respond to their media inquiries.
In a letter sent to the publications, the couple said, “There will be no corroboration and zero engagement” with the outlets or any of their editions, CNN reported.
The letter calls out fake news, reading in part:
“It is gravely concerning that an influential slice of the media, over many years, has sought to insulate themselves from taking accountability for what they say or print—even when they know it to be distorted, false, or invasive beyond reason. When power is enjoyed without responsibility, the trust we all place in this much-needed industry is degraded.”
The letter adds:
“This policy is not about avoiding criticism. It’s not about shutting down public conversation or censoring accurate reporting. Media have every right to report on and indeed have an opinion on The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, good or bad. But it can’t be based on a lie.”
iMediaEthics has written to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s reps as well as the four outlets. Reach PLC, the parent company for the Express and Mirror, declined to comment.