What if one letter could change everything? Still at war with the media, Meghan Markle will indeed be able to count on evidence of great importance. A few months before the scheduled trial against the editor of the Daily Mail, which she attacked for violation of privacy, the Duchess of Sussex is trying at all costs to avoid unnecessary legal proceedings. So as not to have her private life once again exposed in the press, she asked her lawyers to plead for summary judgment before the High Court in London, which must determine whether the Daily Mail had the right, or not, to publish a letter written by Prince Harry’s wife to her father, Thomas Markle. And if the case seemed badly embarked for Meghan Markle, there is evidence to support her case. Four former assistants of the Sussex have indeed got their hands on a letter which would come to “enlighten” the missive of the Duchess. Good news for her.
On the second day of the hearing, the Daily Mail editor’s counsel explained that they had in their possession a letter from the lawyers of those who were nicknamed the “Palace Four” (Jason Knauf, their former communications secretary, Christian Jones , his deputy, Samantha Cohen, their ex-private secretary and Sara Latham, ex-director of communications). And according to them, this evidence could “shed light” on the writing of Meghan Markle’s letter to her father. Since the beginning of the affair, the Duchess assures that this missive was private while the Daily Mail believes to know that it had for clear objective that it is published in the press. “They have no interest in assisting either party to the proceedings. Their only interest is to ensure a level playing field, with regard to the evidence they might provide,” wrote the lawyers for ex-Sussex employees, claiming their clients were “neutral” in this legal battle.
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The Palace Four could thus testify on three aspects: the creation of the letter and the electronic draft, the public or private nature of this exchange and the involvement, or not, of the Sussexes in the writing of Finding Freedom, the biography to which they assure not to have collaborated. They would therefore have in their possession “other oral and written evidence” which “would likely be available at trial” to “shed light on certain key factual issues in this case”. If a full trial takes place, they should all testify under oath and clearly explain when and for what purpose this letter came into being. If this announcement necessarily reassures Meghan Markle, who has already spent a lot of money in this battle, the Duchess of Sussex would still prefer to avoid a trial and save the little privacy she has left. To know if she would have an appointment in court next fall, Archie’s mom will have to take her pain patiently. The court is due to deliver its verdict within the next two weeks.
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