The British judiciary authorized the tabloid “Mail on Sunday” prosecution for violating the privacy of Prince Harry’s wife Megan Markle, to base her defense on a recent biography of the couple’s lives regarding their separation from the British royal family.
The 39-year-old former American actress had filed a lawsuit with the High Court in London against the Associated Newspapers company, which owns Mail Online and the Daily Mail and its Sunday version, Mail on Sunday, accusing her of infringing on her privacy with the publication of Excerpts from a letter she sent to her father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.
On September 21, Associated News Spears’ attorneys declared their intention to revise the approved line of defense, arguing that the Duchess of Sussex had “cooperated with the authors of the August Finding Freedom biography which referred to this letter.”
They indicated that Megan gave or allowed the curators of this book “information about the message” or allowed them to obtain it to tell a version of the events that “suits her.”
Meghan Markle’s lawyers denied that the couple contributed to the preparation of this book written by journalists Omid Scobey and Caroline Doran, which is in the interest of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. For example, it was stated that Prince Harry (36 years) is the driving force in the decision to withdraw from royal obligations, in contrast to what has been reported in several newspapers about the role of Megan Markle in this regard.
“The plaintiff and her husband did not cooperate with the curators of this book, did not interview them, and did not provide them with any pictures,” said Justin Rochbrooke, the lawyer for the former actress.
He added that neither Meghan nor Harry, sixth in line to succeed the British throne, had spoken to the two journalists, whose client had never “given the impression that she wanted to publish the message content in the book.”
Judge Francesca Kay authorized the Associated Newspapers group to amend its line of defense with this biography in mind.
The trial is expected to take place in January for ten days.
Harry and Meghan have moved to California with their son Archie since their withdrawal from the royal obligations they announced in January and took effect in early April