Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are united … even in court. Since announcing their withdrawal from the ranks of the royal family to settle in the United States, the couple have taken legal action against the media on several occasions. A real war that never ends, since after the Duchess, it is the Duke who has decided not to let anything go. The brother of Prince William has indeed launched this Sunday, December 6, a libel action against the editor of the Mail. What does he blame him for? Claiming in an article, published last October, that he no longer had any contact with the Royal Marines. His honorary role as Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Force Commander of the Royal Air Force Base and Honorary Commander-in-Chief of Small Ships and Diving of the Royal Naval Commands, were all suspended after the Megxit . To respond to these “false allegations”, he therefore approached the law firm that represents the couple.
In the process, Schillings therefore brought an action against Associated Newspapers Ltd in the High Court of London. A new complaint, which is in addition to several that the couple has already filed in recent months. Prince Harry also has another lawsuit pending, against News Group Newspapers and Mirror Group Newspapers, on charges of phone hacking. A few weeks ago, they shared a long letter to several British tabloids who published false information. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle then declared that they refused to “offer themselves as bargaining chips for clicks”. In the letter, the Sussex couple’s PR representative wrote that he was “gravely concerned that an influential section of the media” had printed “distorted, false or invasive” articles: “This way of doing things business has a real human cost and it affects all parts of society ”.
Meghan Markle does not intend to give up
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have seen people they know – as well as complete strangers – have their lives completely shattered for no good reason, other than salacious gossip increasing ad revenue,” he continued. After this new lawsuit, the editor of the Mail on Sunday is attacked from all sides. As a reminder, a few months ago, the Duchess of Sussex announced to pursue him after he published a handwritten letter that she had 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. A legal battle, which has already cost her dearly, but which she does not intend to give up. With the help of Prince Harry.
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