In January 2021, the trial led by Meghan Markle against Associated Newspapers, which publishes the Daily Mail and its Sunday version, the Mail on Sunday, was to begin. The Duchess of Sussex will do everything to win her case against the press group that runs the tabloids, which she has decided to sue for invasion of privacy. As a reminder, the newspaper had published extracts from a letter that the Duchess had sent to her father Thomas Markle, in August 2018. Only finally the British justice postponed the trial to the fall of 2021.
This Thursday, October 29, the lawyers of the former actress asked that the trial be postponed “much later in the year”, and for a “confidential reason”. This request was made in a hearing closed to the public at the High Court in London. Thus, the trial of Meghan Markle should take place in the fall of 2021, most certainly in October.
A complicated physical condition
Only by then, Meghan Markle’s father might not be alive anymore, as he is said to be suffering from heart and lung problems. Thomas Markle spoke via a statement revealed by Elizabeth Hartley, the legal director of Associated Newspapers. “This lawsuit is causing me anxiety and I want to end it as soon as possible. I am 76 years old, and because of my heart disease and the operation, I am on anticoagulants which have bad effects on my breathing”, he explained, reports the Daily Mail.
On his way, Thomas Markle added that his condition prevents him from walking for long, or climbing stairs, because of his breath. In addition, he added that he is “clinically obese” and that he has gained “even more weight in the last few months” because he has not been able to leave his home or exercise. Finally, Thomas Markle concluded: “No male family member has lived beyond 80 years. I am realistic and I can die tomorrow. The sooner the trial takes place, the better.” In the upcoming trial, Thomas Markle must present evidence, in front of his daughter Meghan Markle who is expected to stand.
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