Published: Sun, November 22, 2020

Privacy case: Meghan Markle was forced to confess to a lie

Privacy case: Meghan Markle was forced to confess to a lie

Thomas shared the letter with the Daily Mail in February 2019. The letter was conveyed to reporters by Thomas himself, who is ready to testify in court against his daughter, who, as he claims, unjustly deleted him from her life.

A source close to the team representing the Duchess at the time said: "The Duchess felt it was necessary to take this step to try and protect her friends - as any of us would - and we're glad this was clear".

Meghan Markle was advised by two senior members of Britain's royal family to write a letter to her estranged father, court papers filed Wednesday show.

Meghan is now in a court battle with the Associated Newspapers Limited (the Mail) for publishing parts of that letter, and she claims her privacy was violated.

The insight that does not name the particular members of the Royal Family who she spoke with was provided in Meghan's legal claim for damages for breach of copyright and privacy against Associated Newspapers.

The document adds: "For the avoidance of doubt neither Mr Knauf (nor anybody else) created any part of the electronic draft or the letter".

Responding to ANL's claims that Kensington Palace's then communications secretary Jason Knauf "and/or" the Kensington Palace communications team "contributed" to a draft of the letter, Meghan's legal team stated in their reply that the Duchess shared a draft - of the notes she wrote on her iPhone - with Harry and Mr Knauf.


After he moved to the U.S. with wife and son, Archie, the Duke has headlined a series of projects.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, England is desolate no more after news broke that Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank have moved into the cottage.

The new document also reveals that Meghan allowed someone she knew to speak to the authors of "Finding Freedom," a behind-the-scenes book about her and Harry.

In an effort to prevent a different narrative from being written, Meg's lawyers said she "indicated to a person whom she knew had already been approached by the authors that the true position as above (which that person and several others who knew [Meghan] already knew) could be communicated to the authors to prevent any further misrepresentation".

They also said that Prince Harry's wife was not aware whether the Kensington Palace Communications team had been in contact with Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the authors of Finding Freedom, on her behalf.

At a High Court hearing last month, Mr Justice Warby, who is overseeing the case, agreed to Meghan's application to adjourn the trial - which was due to start on January 11 next year - until next autumn after hearing from lawyers for both parties in a private hearing. However, in a ruling earlier yesterday, the judge Mark Warby said Markle did not appear to be an important witness in the case and it was inaccurate to view it as a family battle.

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