Monday, November 29, 2021

A UK publisher appealed a privacy judgement over Meghan Markle’s letter

A high court privacy and copyright verdict was handed down to Meghan Markle on Tuesday about the publication of a letter she addressed to her estranged father.

Meghan sued Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Mail on Sunday, for her letter to Thomas Markle in August 2018.

Earlier this year, Judge Mark Warby ruled in her favour, ordering a front-page apology and legal fees reimbursement. more

This was not a “intimate correspondence” between Meghan and her father, according to the newspaper’s three-day appeal filed on Tuesday.

To three of England’s highest-ranking Court of Appeal justices, the Mail’s lawyer said the letter was “explicitly meant for public consumption.”

Ailing father and admitting to posing for paparazzi images strained Meghan and Markle’s relationship in the weeks before her wedding.

An anonymous comment made by Meghan’s pals in an interview with the US magazine People was also mentioned.

As for correction, the judge was “much too stringent and anti-authority,” according to Caldecott.

A new trial would be an invasion of the duchess’ privacy, say her lawyers, while the Mail would profit from the “media circus.”

Their relationship with the British tabloid press worsened post-wedding. The couple have accused four major British publications of misleading and intrusive coverage.

They left their royal duties last year and moved to America with their son Archie because to media pressure.

“The world needs reliable journalism. The Mail on Sunday and its ilk do the reverse.” Her previous court success. AFP

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