Meghan Markle's Lawyers Have Submitted New Documents To The Court In A Lawsuit Against The Mail On Sunday
The wedding of the sixth in line heir to the British throne, Prince Harry, and American actress and model Meghan Markle brought the economy of the United Kingdom £1 billion ($1.24 billion), but this in no way affected the attitude of the British press, which violated her right to privacy. This follows new documents submitted to the high court in London over the Duchess of Sussex's claim to the Mail on Sunday tabloid, which published her letter to her father, the Mirror newspaper reported on Thursday.
According to these documents, Markle's "mental health" was dealt a blow due to negative press coverage of events related to her during pregnancy, as the Royal court failed to protect her. The new legal evidence is presented to the court in response to requests from Mail on Sunday's lawyers, who, in particular, asked why she "felt vulnerable" in early 2019.
It was then, before the birth of the child, that she, according to experts, was subjected to "aggressive attacks" in the press, became the subject of "a large number of false and destructive articles in the British tabloids," which caused "deep emotional distress and damage to her mental health."
The wife of Prince Harry sued the Mail on Sunday in October last year. In her lawsuit, Markle accused the newspaper and its publisher of violating British copyright law and unfair use of personal information.
The publication of Markle's letter was another round of a long-running scandal over the actress's relationship with her father, who was not present at her wedding, which took place on May 19, 2018. From the numerous statements of Thomas Markle, which were published by the media, it follows that the daughter on her initiative broke off all relations with him.
In early February, the Duchess was defended by her friends, who gave an interview to the American weekly People and, among other things, reported that Meghan wrote her father a letter in which she asked him to make peace with her. A few days later, Thomas Markle gave the Mail on Sunday the text of this message.
Collaboration with British tabloids
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have previously announced the end of any collaboration with four British tabloids. The list of Newspapers with which the couple, who recently moved to California, will have "zero cooperation," according to the statement, includes publications such as the Daily Mail, Sun, Daily Mirror and Express. In practice, this means that the listed publications will no longer receive news and photos from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and their journalists will not be invited to events not organized by the couple.
On January 8, Prince Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne, and his wife announced their intention to give up the status of senior members of the Royal family and ensure their financial independence via their Instagram account. The changes came into effect on March 31, and from that day on, the couple lost the ability to officially represent Elizabeth II on official trips, perform other ceremonial duties, and use the title of Their Highnesses.
The Prince's family also stopped receiving budget funds that covered the expenses of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex associated with their official role as members of the Royal family. They were also banned from using the Sussex Royal brand.