Duchess Meghan sought advice from senior royals before writing letter to father

  • Duchess Meghan sought advice from senior royals before writing letter to father

Duchess Meghan sought advice from senior royals before writing letter to father

As Tatler reports, before reprimanding her father in the letter, which ultimately led to her high publicity privacy row, Meghan Markle informed Jason Knauf of her plans, who at the time was Kensington Palace's director of communications.

The Duchess is suing Associated Newspapers, which owns the Daily Mail, for publishing a letter she wrote to her father shortly after her wedding.

Meghan Markle's legal team revealed that the Duchess of Sussex had provided a third party with personal info and her "true" position towards her father, being aware that the person in question would be approached by the authors of bombshell "Finding Freedom" book, the documents recently filed to High Court revealed, as cited by the Daily Mail.

The new court documents reveal that the Duchess sought advice from two senior members of the royal family about how to respond to her father, which prompted her to write the letter at the centre of the letter battle.

The filed documents came as a response to a recent court ruling which allowed The Mail on Sunday to use extracts from the Finding Freedom in its defence against Meghan Markle's legal action.

The insight that does not name the particular members of the Royal Family who she spoke with was provided in Meghan's legal claim for damages for breach of copyright and privacy against Associated Newspapers.

"The Claimant, and the Claimant alone, created the Electronic Draft, which she then transcribed by hand to her father as the Letter", said her lawyers, adding Meghan had been following palace protocol.

Meghan, an American actress and star of TV legal drama "Suits", married Harry, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle in May 2018.

With Meghan Markle's privacy row now postponed until autumn 2021, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are attempting to get their house in order in California, where they now live with their young son, Archie.

The Duchess confided in two senior royal family members about "how best to address the situation". Meghan hasn't spoken to her parent since her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.

Earlier, the lawyers of the Duchess of Sussex categorically denied that their client in any way, directly or indirectly, collaborated with the authors of the biography, where the facts about Megan and Harry were presented in a favorable light for the spouses.

The papers state that the Meghan nor Harry co-operated with Finding Freedom's authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand to put out "their version of events" by means of the book, a stance that the couple have maintained since before its publication in August. It says she wanted to correct the false impression conveyed by Thomas Markle "that she had abandoned him". The decision followed a hearing held in private, and Warby said the reason for the delay request should be kept confidential.