Meghan Markle's and Prince Harry's lawsuit against a British newspaper may well have backed down – and potentially significant legal consequences as well. A recent report claims that the Duchess of Sussex had revealed the content of her deeply personal letter to her father long before it was published through Sunday's mail. If true, this revelation could affect the lawsuit of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry against Mail on Sunday .
What did Meghan Markle's letter to her father say?
It all began in February 2019 when the UK-based tabloid Mail Sunday published a letter that Markle reportedly wrote to her estranged father. Thomas Markle. This was around the time Meghan Markle married Prince Harry.
The letter was a plea from Markle to her father, no longer "lying and causing so much pain" and no longer talking about her relationship with the tabloids. In the letter, the Duchess implies that her father ignored her direct messages to him and instead spoke to the tabloids she says have broken her heart. At the end of the long letter, the Duchess of Sussex asks her father to let her and Prince Harry live "in peace".
Thomas Markle claimed he had published the letter to combat reports stating that he was the reason he and his father were alienated from his daughter, and only because of some negative news that was circulating. Regardless of how or why the letter leaked, he definitely did not bring him and his daughter closer.
Meghan Markle was seven months pregnant when the letter leaked. Many reports have claimed that the Duchess was so stressed that she decided to stop communicating with her father altogether.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sue the paper in which the letter was published
. it took a back seat. However, in early October 2019, news broke that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had decided to take legal action against the Mail on Sunday after publishing the letter that spring.
In the statement released by Prince Harry, he alleged that the incident was only one case of a "long and distracting pattern of behavior" by the British media, but that he and Markle no longer felt as if they were inactive Markle's reputation is clouded. While many royal fans voted for Markles and Prince Harry's bold move, their lawsuit could have some unintended consequences.
The Sunday Mail immediately responded to the lawsuit, stating that they will fully obey the story they have published and "vigorously defend this case."
Could Meghan Markle Say Leaking the Letter?
Just days after the first publicity and press announcement, a brand-new story was released that could cause major problems for Markle and Prince Harry's lawsuit Markle actually violated her privacy by telling some of her friends the contents of the letter, prompting her to promote the magazine People in her defense
Immediately after the interview of Markle's friends with People this spring, Thomas Markle reportedly published excerpts from the letter his daughter had written to defend his own reputation. While legal experts argue that this new revelation does not necessarily mean that Markle will lose her lawsuit, it weakens her case and could mean that she is sworn under oath if she has arranged the interview with her friends in the right order or not to strengthen their own credibility.