As Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan continue thier war with racist British tabloids, they have found an unexpected ally.
Kim Kardashian, who has worked for years for the kind of fame that Harry considers a family curse, is in their corner.
Kim Kardashian opened up to the Australian news outlet, The Sunday Project, about Harry and Meghan's conflict with vicious, bigoted tabloid stories.
"I think everyone has their own journey," Kim expresses. That's pretty undeniably true, if deeply and aggressively vague.
Speaking of the royals specifically, she opines: "I think their journey is extremely personal."
Here, she speaks specifically of paparazzi, and the impact that this media has had on generations of the family.
Kim continues, saying that this has impacted Harry "with -- you know, what his mother experienced."
She further clarifies: "and how her life was so affected by the spotlight and by paparazzi."
Princess Diana was thrust into the spotlight and was truly, openly miserable in a loveless marriage.
The paparazzi obsession has been named as an alleged factor in her horrifying and tragic death.
"I don’t think anyone can really understand what that’s like except for them," Kim accurately speculates.
Even when Harry and Meghan are as forthright as they can be, no one can truly know the depths of another's suffering.
"But I think as I’m older and as I have kids," Kim says. "What I would want for them is just the safest place."
That makes a lot of sense. Safety becomes a larger concern when you're a mother-of-four than when you're a single hottie.
“I can definitely empathize with their need for having a secure, safe place," Kim affirms.
Notably, Harry and Meghan will be celebrating the winter holidays with Meghan's mother rather than with the royal family.
Kim says that she totally understands their desiring of safety "and taking time for themselves."
She supports their concerns "and having privacy when they need it."
There are, of course, some obvious differences in how Harry and Meghan became famous and how Kim did.
Prince Harry's path to international recognition is right there in his name -- he is a prince.
When Princess Diana tragically died, he and William were thrust into the spotlight even more than they already were.
He's royalty. It is his curse from birth to be famous, just as it is his blessing to be both famous and rich.
Kim Kardashian was also born into an obscenely rich family. She, too, lost a famous parent years ago.
But Kim has a powerful desire for both fame and wealth that has driven her to use her fortunate circumstances as a platform to launch herself to new heights.
Her estimated net worth is already about three-fifths as high as the total net worth of that of Harry's entire family, and she's still in her thirties.
"Not bad for a girl with no talent," one might jokingly remark. Kim's thirst to prove herself has driven her to silence her critics with outstanding success.
Meghan was warned in advance that the British press would excoriate her simply for having te audacity to exist as a black woman.
She didn't marry for fame or money. She married Harry for love, sacrificing a tremendous amount of her privacy in the process.
Just because she knew what was happening doesn't mean that Meghan deserves insults, libel, and harassment.
Hopefully she and Harry will one day know peace. Maybe that will happen when the Kardashians eclipse the royals entirely.