According to the London High Court documents, released recently, Meghan Markle felt, ‘unprotected’ by the British royal family while she was pregnant with her son Archie. These documents surfaced as part of Prince Harry and Meghan’s lawsuit against a popular British media company.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is taking legal action against the Associated Newspapers over articles printed last year by its Mail in Sunday newspaper, stating the alleged misuse of private information, infringement of copyright, and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018 after it published excerpts of a letter she wrote to her father shortly after the royal wedding.
As per reports, Thomas Markle and his daughter have not spoken since he pulled out of appearing at her wedding to Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry. Three months earlier, after undergoing heart surgery and following news he had staged photos with a paparazzi photographer for the big day.
She received criticism for pursuing the lawsuit since a friend already mentioned the letter in an anonymous interview with People Magazine before it was ever made public.
Associated Newspapers have also taken a step towards the ongoing argument and have argued that the publication was justified. The publishing house reportedly stated that their publication was justified because a close friend of Markle spoke about the letter to the US magazine People. The publishing house also reportedly mentioned that the friend told about the letter three days before the release by them. As a response, Meghan’s legal team released a statement that says that the actor had no idea about the existence of any such interview.
“The Claimant had become the subject of a large number of false and damaging articles by the UK tabloid media, specifically by the Defendant, which caused tremendous emotional distress and damage to her mental health,” her lawyers said in a submission to the High Court, India Today reported.
“As her friends had never seen her in this state before, they were rightly concerned for her welfare, specifically as she was pregnant, unprotected by the Institution, and prohibited from defending herself,” the article further quoted.
Ritu Yadav is an intern with SheThePeople.TV
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