Prince William: I Totally Approve of Harry and Meghan Markle!

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No, really, people:

Prince William supports his brother.

A few weeks ago, Prince Harry took the very unusual step of releasing a statement through Kensington Palace that confirmed his relationship with Suits actress Meghan Markle.

It took the public to task and asked that people please show some respect by, at the very least, not threatening Markle's life over the Internet.

Prince William in Vietnam

In the wake of this statement, rumors started to swirl that William did not support either its release; the romance between his brother and the Suits star in general; or both.

And while anonymous sources had tried to quiet talk of a sibling rivalry, it has taken a second statement from The Royal Family to finally put this alleged beef to rest.

Via a Kensington Palace press spokesman, William said the following on Monday:

"The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him."

Short. Simple. Mostly to the point.

Would it have been nice to read something along the lines of "Prince William adores Meghan Markle and tries to watch Suits online whenever he can to keep up with her work and hopes she is soon part of the family?"

Sure. But that would have been asking a lot.

Prince Harry Turns Serious

Harry and Markle are clearly very serious about each other.

You almost never see a member of the Royal family acknowledge his or her romance in such a public manner.

The stars met this spring in Toronto and saw each other often over the summer, according to various sources, with Markle typically flying overseas to spend time in London.

There's already talk of marriage.

Harry released his statement after a flood of harassment and abuse directed at Markle and her family prompted him to break with royal tradition.

In the statement, he said he feared for her safety.

Meghan Markle on Suits

“It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm," the statement from Kensington Palace read.

It continued:

"The past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment..."

"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."

Amen, Harry.

And amen, William. Way to stick up for your (hot!!!!) brother.

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