The war Meghan Markle declared to the British media is likely to cost her dearly. A few months ago, the Duchess of Sussex announced to sue the editor of the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mail after they published a handwritten letter she sent to her father, Thomas Markle. In court, the wife of Prince Harry seeks damages for alleged abuse of private information, violation of data protection law and violation of copyright on five articles published in February 2019 which included extracts of this “private and confidential” exchange. And according to information from a royal correspondent, Meghan Markle has already lost a battle … financial. According to Chris Ship, she said goodbye to no less than 250,000 pounds for the benefit of the publisher, after the court ruled twice.
After a first hearing, Archie’s mother was unsuccessful and had to pay 67,000 pounds (72,900 euros) to Associated Newspapers. A few days ago, the newspaper was allowed to modify its defense to include the details which can be found in Fiding Freedom, the shocking biography on the Sussexes, despite the fact that Meghan Markle has assured not to have collaborated there. To assert their claim, the publisher’s lawyers explained that it showed that Prince Harry’s wife wanted certain private details to become public, including the content of the letter she sent to her father, in the part of a media campaign to present it in a positive light. “We believe this loss to the Sussex team cost them 180,000 pounds,” the Crown specialist said in an interview with ITV. They had to pay 70,000 pounds for the one they had lost before. ”
Meghan Markle filed another lawsuit
While it has not yet started, the lawsuit could cost both sides an exorbitant sum: “The combined costs are now projected to be around £ 3million”. To succeed, Meghan Markle has even already spent nearly two million pounds, including legal fees, as explained The Sun. Prince Harry’s wife would have spent 524,000 pounds (569,000 euros) for the preparation of the trial and 304,700 pounds (331,000 euros) for the trial itself. But that’s not all. She should also have added 200,000 pounds (217,000 euros) to bring the case to court. But this does not scare Meghan Markle, who filed a new lawsuit a few days ago against the press agency which had photographed her, along with her son, when he arrived in Canada. Now released from her royal obligations, Meghan Markle no longer wants to let it go.
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