The Duchess of Sussex calls it a ‘victory for anyone who is afraid to stand up for what is right in life’. “We are now collectively brave enough to tackle the tabloid industry, which causes people to be mean to each other and earn from the lies and pain they spread,” Markle said in a statement.
“What happened may seem far removed from your personal lives, but it isn’t. Tomorrow you can be the subject.”
The Supreme Court ruled in Markle’s favor earlier this year , but the newspaper’s publisher appealed. According to the publisher, the case had to be heard again in its entirety. The judge today ruled that it was “crystal clear” that the paper was wrong, that a full review of the case is not necessary. The publication of the much-discussed letter from Meghan to her father Thomas Markle in 2018 by the newspaper has violated her privacy, there is nothing to argue about.
Two weeks ago, text messages and emails Meghan sent to her then- press secretary Jason Knauf in 2018 were made public by a London court. In the messages, the Duchess of Sussex writes, among other things, that Harry was constantly being chased by his family about the connection with her father Thomas Markle. The messages also show that Meghan took into account that the letter would be leaked. “Obviously all I’ve drafted is knowing it can be leaked, so I’ve been careful in my choice of words.”
In addition, according to the publisher, the Duchess had forfeited her right to privacy by allowing her staff and friends to interview the authors of the Finding Freedom biography . Meghan and Harry always denied that, but Meghan later said in a written statement that she had contributed to the book after all. According to the Duchess, she had ‘forgotten’.