THE Duchess of Sussex may face claims she invaded her own privacy if her newspaper fight ends in court.
Meghan is suing The Mail on Sunday for publishing a highly personal letter she wrote to her estranged father.
Meghan Markle, with her dad Thomas, may face claims she invaded her own privacy if her newspaper fight ends in court[/caption]
Meghan, 38, and husband Harry, 35, launched their legal fight on Tuesday[/caption]
But it is suggested she put it in the public domain herself by telling friends about it and giving them the nod to go public.
The pals then briefed journalists at celebrity magazine People, with one of them going into details about the letter.
And, if the Duchess is called as a witness in court, she may have to swear on oath she did not give her friends permission to discuss the letter.
Meghan, 38, and husband Harry, 35, launched their legal fight on Tuesday with a wild rant against press intrusion.
CLAIMS WILL BE FOUGHT
Her lawyers filed papers claiming publishing the letter to her father, Thomas, 75, was a breach of copyright, infringed her privacy and was a breach of the Data Protection Act.
But The Mail on Sunday is fighting the case, which some royal watchers have criticised as ill-judged and ill-timed.
In court, privacy arguments could centre on the People story in February when five pals were cleared to give Meghan’s side of her fall-out with Thomas.
One refers to the letter, saying she asked him to stop victimising her through the media.
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The case could mean Thomas, who has not met son-in-law Archie, is called to give evidence.
Royal author Patrick Jephson said: “This kind of litigation is easy to start but nobody can predict the path it will take or the damage it will cause.”
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams added: “One of the problems with the case is that it will bring back the issues between Meghan and her father.”
Prince Harry launched into a furious rant against press intrusion[/caption]
The row could eventually see Meghan and Thomas Markle called to give evidence in court[/caption]
Harry quiz fury
HARRY is filmed scolding a TV reporter for asking a question hours before he released his rant.
He talked to health officials and children suffering from malaria and Aids before being ushered to a waiting vehicle by palace officials.
But Harry appeared annoyed when he was asked an unscheduled question about the visit as he was whisked away.
Sky News reporter Rhiannon Mills asked: “That short conversation, what do you hope to achieve through it?”
Harry let out a laugh before responding: “What? Ask them” and pointing back towards the hospital.
The reporter followed up: “Is that why it’s important for you to come and talk to them?”
Harry gestured for the journalist to move away from him, saying: “Rhiannon, don’t behave like this.”
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