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Meghan Markle Sues ‘Press’ After Feeling Unprotected By Royal Institution

Her lawyers add in the new court filing that Meghan 'discussed with Friend A that she was writing a letter to her father at the time of penning it', which was seven months before the article was published in People in February 2019. 

Meghan Markle is disappointed over palace press inability to defend her against issues that appeared in the press, and now, sources are claiming that she feels unprotected by the Royal Institution.

In papers filed in the High Court this week, Meghan Markle’s legal team claim that press coverage of her while she was pregnant damaged her mental health while stating that she was “unprotected by the royal institution and prohibited from defending herself.”

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A source said that the Duchess of Sussex was referring to the team of press officers and wider office staff at the Palace. Officials will often refuse to comment to journalists when an on-the-record reply would confirm a story or damage the royal family member involved.

The filed paper claimed that one of the cases that had angered the Duchess was the resignation of her PA Melissa Toubati, who walked away from her job in 2018 amid rumours she had been reduced to tears by Meghan’s demands.

According to The Times, the Kensington Palace press team could not deny the stories, because they were true stories. A source said, “The stories were a drop in the ocean compared to what was going on.”

But Meghan’s legal papers say she “become the subject of a large number of false and damaging articles in UK newspapers, which caused tremendous emotional distress and damage to her mental health.”

Part of the paper said: “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.”

With the on-going, some staff from the Royal Household could be invited to give evidence in the High Court, which will disclose the inner working activities of Kensington Palace.

More so, Meghan Markle is suing MailOnline‘s owner Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) over an article in The Mail On Sunday that carries parts of a handwritten note she had sent to her father ‘Thomas Markle’ in August 2018. According to her, the publication was a breach of her privacy, but the newspaper denies the claim.

ANL has claimed that Mr Markle shared the letter only after Meghan’s friends – who could be invited to give evidence at a possible trial in later 2020 or early 2021 – gave an interview about it to the US magazine People, which he felt vilified him, and he wanted to show it was not the tender message they had suggested.

New legal documents showed that Meghan has now identified the five friends – who spoke anonymously – with the papers just referring to them as A, B, C, D and E, although she named them in a confidential section.

The friends have never been named, with People magazine previously referring to them as ‘Meghan’s inner circle – a longtime friend, a former co-star, a friend from LA, a one-time colleague and a close confidante’.

The five close friends could be called to testify at a trial and be asked if Meghan knew they were speaking to the magazine, something she firmly denies in the documents, which are a response to questions raised by ANL.

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Her lawyers add in the new court filing that Meghan ‘discussed with Friend A that she was writing a letter to her father at the time of penning it’, which was seven months before the article was published in People in February 2019.

The submissions added that the Duchess and Friend A talked about the existence of the letter, but not its contents, again in September and December 2018, as Mr Markle “continued to give interviews to UK media falsely claiming he had not heard from his daughter”.

The Duchess also said that she found out that an article about her was due to appear just before it was published, but she did not know it would be in People or anything about its contents.

Alice Campbell for SurgeZirc UK
Alice Campbell for SurgeZirc UK
Alice Campbell is a highly skilled and experienced royal writer, currently working with SurgeZirc UK. With a passion for journalism and a keen interest in the royal family, Alice has established herself as a prominent figure in the field.
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Alex
3 years ago

Thanks..

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Alex
3 years ago

Thanks! And thanks for sharing your great posts every week! Health tips

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