Prince Harry even had to issue a statement against all the media sites and blogs writing about Markle in racially dubious ways.
In a statement in 2016, the Prince’s press secretary condemned the “racial overtones” of pieces on he and Markle’s relationship with Markle and said, “Prince Harry is worried about Ms Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her.”
This was a huge deal, as the royal family usually doesn't comment on the affairs of the royal family.
But then, Prince Harry had been driven to the brink by the “wave of abuse” hurled at Markle. One article even called her “Straight Out Of Compton.”
Psst…. While Markle is from Los Angeles, she’s not from Compton.
J.K. Rowling undoubtedly had all this in mind because she acted the moment she saw the post.
She replied with a simple hashtag. #Teamdivorcee.
A reminder – Rowling herself is a divorcee, but this statement took it one step further. It was a subtle British way of saying #Imwithher.
#TeamDivorcee is already trending on Twitter as people express their support for Markle.
“Maybe it’s time to embrace feminism and let the ‘divorcee’ thing go,” is great, but one Twitter user took it even further:
Really? They are trying to claim that the problem with Wallis Simpson was that she was a Divorcee, not that she was a suspected #Nazi sympathizer? This is why we can’t have nice things. #TeamDivorcee #TeamMarryWhoYouLike (as long as they aren’t 14!!!) https://t.co/3LVwh2I6bT
— Sara Magner (@Sara_Magner) November 27, 2017