Dylan Alcott tells critics to 'lay off' his friends Harry and Meghan

<h2>Wheelchair tennis champion Dylan Alcott tells critics to 'lay off' his friends Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – after they revealed their struggle with negative press</h2>
<p>Wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott has come to the defence of his friends, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. </p>
<p>The five-time Australian Open champion praised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, after the pair had revealed in an ITV documentary they were struggling with the onslaught of negative press.</p>
<p>Speaking with Now To Love at the 2019 ARIA Awards on Wednesday, Dylan said the Royals didn't deserve much of the criticism thrown in their direction.</p>
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<p>'They get a bad rap so lay off them because they're very nice people': Wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott has come to the defence of his friends, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex</p>
<p>'[Harry] is a good man, so is his beautiful partner,' the 28-year-old athlete said. </p>
<p>'They get a bad rap, so lay off them because they're very nice people.' </p>
<p>Dylan met Harry and Meghan in Australia during the Invictus Games in 2018. </p>
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<p>Not coping: The five-time Australian Open champion praised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, after the pair had revealed in an ITV documentary they were struggling with the negative press</p>
<p>It comes after Dylan revealed in October that he couldn't be happier since finding love with Melbourne-based sexologist Chantelle Otten.</p>
<p>In an interview with The Australian Women's Weekly, the rising TV star and disability advocate said he rarely wakes up without a smile these days – and it's all down to his supportive family and girlfriend.</p>
<p>Reflecting on his recent triumphs, he said: 'I love life. I have a beautiful family and a beautiful partner and it's very rare that I don't wake up happy.'</p>
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<p>Blossoming romance: It comes after Dylan revealed in October that he couldn't be happier since finding love with Melbourne-based sexologist Chantelle Otten (left)</p>
<p>Dylan, whose ABC music show, The Set, won a Logie Award this year, praised Chantelle for her unfailing support.</p>
<p>'I couldn't have done any of this without mum, dad and [my brother] Zack, and now Chantelle, around me to support and encourage me,' he said.</p>
<p>'People might look at me and feel sorry for me, but don't feel sorry for me! I'm living a better life than anyone I know. Life is awesome,' he added.</p>
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<p>Rising star: Dylan is a wheelchair athlete, disability advocate and rising TV star. Pictured at the 2019 Logie Awards on Sunday, June 30</p>
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