Duchess Meghan Sought Advice From Senior Royals Before Writing Letter To Father

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It has also claimed that the letter simply recites "pre-existing facts and admonishment" including the Duchess's views of Mr Markle and his conduct, and is therefore not her "own intellectual creation".

Two senior members of the royal family advised the Duchess of Sussex to write a letter to her father which is now at the centre of a legal battle, a new court document has revealed.

The document, submitted to the High Court by the duchess's legal team, told how Meghan turned to the senior royals following her distress over the media coverage about her father and because of her position "as the newest member of the royal family who wanted to follow protocol".

Lately, there have been speculations going around that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their second addition to the family already!

"The claimant, and the claimant alone, created the electronic draft, which she then transcribed by hand to her father as the letter".

In another argument, The Mail on Sunday also states that the letter can not be counted as Markle's "own intellectual creation" as her then-Communications Secretary Jason Knauf allegedly contributed to its writing.

The paper's lawyers argue the book showed Meghan intended some private details to become public, including the letter, as part of a media campaign to portray her in a positive light.

Markle, 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.

Prince Harry is living in the United States along with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie.

Meghan is suing Associated Newspapers Ltd (ANL), publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, over an article which reproduced parts of the handwritten letter sent to her estranged father Thomas Markle in August 2018.

Early this year, the couple announced they were stepping back as senior members of the British royal family and moving to North America. They recently bought a house in Santa Barbara, California.

The documents revealed that she passed the secrets via a third party to the two royal insiders Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie.

The Duchess of Sussex, however, "does not know to what extent or in what terms this one item of information concerning her communications with her father was shared with the authors", the lawyers added. The reason behind her sharing was her father, Thomas Markle's claims about her cutting him out of her life would be mentioned in the book.

In a ruling published on Wednesday, Mr Justice Warby also said Mr Markle had "quite rightly" not been told the confidential reason for his daughter's successful bid to adjourn the trial to autumn next year.

The judge reportedly agreed to delay the trial on "confidential grounds" by nearly exactly nine months (connecting the dots yet?).

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