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Meghan sues UK newspaper over letter

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Meghan sues UK newspaper over letter

Meghan sues UK newspaper over letter

The Duchess of Sussex is taking legal action against the Mail on Sunday after it published a private letter.

Gracie Jerome reports.


Meghan sues UK newspaper over letter

Meghan Markle has launched a legal battle against a British newspaper over the publication of a private letter that her lawyers said was "unlawful".

News that the Duchess of Sussex is suing the Mail on Sunday was joined by an emotional statement from her husband - Prince Harry - saying his wife had fallen victim to a "ruthless campaign" of "relentless propaganda".

On Wednesday (October 2) the royal couple were in South Africa on the last day of an African tour.

During the trip, Prince Harry went to see the same landmine clearance project in Angola that his mother, Princess Diana, had visited just a few months before her death.

She became one of the most photographed women on the planet after she married into the British royal family, and died in a car crash in 1997 after being followed through the streets by photographers.

Writing on the couple's official website, Harry said: "I've seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person.

I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces." He also referred to the "double standards" of some elements of the tabloid press, which have written critical articles about the couple in recent months but provided largely positive coverage of their African tour.

The Mail on Sunday denies Meghan's lawyers' allegations that it acted unlawfully, and says it will be '"defending this case vigorously".

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