It turns out Meghan Markle had suspicions her father Thomas Markle would leak personal letters she sent him, as she kept copies.
In court documents obtained by The Guardian, the Duchess of Sussex’s lawyers have submitted the full copy of the letter she sent her father that was published in the Mail on Sunday.
The Duchess is suing the paper and its parent company over the publication of her private letter alleging that the letter was altered and parts left out to change the meaning of the message, including parts where Meghan shows concern for her father’s well-being.
The court documents also state that the paper did not approach the royal family for comment over the letter to avoid an application for an injunction.
“Although the claimant is well known to the public, the details of her feelings about her relationship with her father are not a matter of public interest, nor do they relate to her public profile or work,” Meghan’s lawyers state.
The Mail on Sunday has stood firm that they have not edited the letter and did not pay Thomas for the correspondence. Her father has said he released the letter after People magazine published a piece where five of Meghan’s friends spoke out on her behalf, slamming the media and her dad for the way she has been treated.
A spokesperson for The Mail issued the following statement to ET: “The Mail on Sunday stands by the story it published and will be defending this case vigorously. Specifically, we categorically deny that the Duchess’ letter was edited in any way that changed its meaning.”
And this isn’t the only lawsuit the Sussex family is dealing with at the moment, Prince Harry has sued two other UK tabloids over the phone-hacking scandal members of the Royal Family dealt with many years ago.
While the timing of the lawsuits have seemed poorly planned as they fell at the end of the highly successful tour to southern Africa, ET Canada understands that the couple were advised to file now as a change in the UK court system that was to go into effect on Oct. 1 meant the couple would have had a less likely chance at winning their case.