Meghan Markle sought advice from two royals over estranged father

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It added: "In accordance with the advice that she had received from the two members of the royal family, the claimant decided (in about the first week of August 2018) to write a private letter to her father in an attempt to get him to stop talking to the press".

Meghan's legal team insisted the letter was not a media strategy but an attempt to protect the duchess and her family including the royals "from further media intrusion and embarrassment to the institution". Meg's counsel argued that the mother-of-one told Knauf, "a trusted advisor", about the letter she was writing because he was "responsible for reporting (as was required by palace protocol) the fact that [Meghan] was going to write to her father to more senior people in the Royal households, all of whom had to be kept apprised of any public-facing issues (the media spectacle surrounding Mr Markle being one such issue)". She is now suing a British publisher for releasing parts of the article.

In the documents submitted to the court, Megan had to admit that she passed on personal information to the authors of the book "In Search of Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Creation of the Modern Royal Family" Omid Scobie and Carolyn Duran.

"In accordance with the advice that she had received from the two members of the royal family, the claimant chose to write a private letter to her father in an attempt to get him to stop talking to the press".

The two senior royals have not been named in the papers.

Once she had made a decision to write it, she informed her close confidante Jason Knauf, Kensington Palace communications secretary at the time, who had been speaking to Mr Markle on a regular basis in the run-up to her wedding.

Her husband said back in October 2019 that the letter was redacted to "purposely misled" the readers "by strategically omitting select paragraphs, specific sentences, and even singular words to mask the lies they had perpetuated for over a year".

It appears Meghan Markle did have some involvement in the "unauthorized" biography of her and Prince Harry after all!

A latest court document reveals that Meghan Markle took advice from two senior royals over strained relations with her father Thomas Markle.

The new document also reveals that Meghan allowed someone she knew to speak to the authors of "Finding Freedom," a behind-the-scenes book about her and Harry.

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.

"Accordingly, she indicated to a person whom she knew had already been approached by the authors that the true position as above (which that person and several others who knew the Claimant already knew) could be communicated to the authors to prevent any further misrepresentation", the documents from her legal team reportedly state.
It says she wanted to correct the false impression conveyed by Thomas Markle "that she had abandoned him".

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