The royal aides who worked for the Duchess of Sussex could “shed some light” on the preparing of the handwritten letter to separated dad, Thomas Markle, but were “strictly neutral”. Meghan, 39, is suing the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline over five short articles in February 2019 which reproduced “comprehensive extracts” from the letter sent to Mr Markle, 76.
In the letter sent out on their behalf, their legal representatives stated: “None of our clients invites his or her prospective involvement in this lawsuits, which has occurred simply as a result of the efficiency of his or her tasks in their respective jobs at the product time.
” This is particularly the case given the sensitivity of, and for that reason discretion needed in, their particular functions in the Royal Household.”
It included: “Nor does any of our customers wish to take sides in the conflict between your particular customers. Our clients are all strictly neutral.
” They have no interest in assisting either celebration to the proceedings. Their only interest remains in making sure an equal opportunity, insofar as any evidence they may have the ability to give is concerned.”
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She sent the letter to her dad in August 2018 after weding Prince Harry. Mr Markle did not participate in the wedding.
Meghan claims her personal privacy and copyright were breached by the newspaper group.
Her attorneys say the publication of the letter was “self-evidently … extremely intrusive”.
Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) claims Meghan wrote the letter “with a view to it being divulged openly at some future point” in order to “defend her against charges of being a unconcerned or unloving child”. She denies this.
He likewise informed the court more proof about whether Meghan “directly or indirectly offered personal details” to the authors of an unauthorised bio Finding Freedom would “likely” be heard.
The full trial of the duchesss claim was because of be heard at the High Court this month, however last year the case was adjourned until autumn 2021 for a “private” reason.
At the conclusion of the hearing on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Justice Warby booked his judgment, which he said he would provide “as quickly as possible”.
Meghan is seeking damages from ANL for supposed abuse of personal details, copyright violation and breach of the Data Protection Act.
Her lawyers have actually gotten “summary judgment”, a legal action which would see those parts of the case fixed without a trial.
ANL argues the case is “entirely inappropriate for summary judgment”.
Antony White QC, representing ANL told the court that a letter from legal representatives representing the so-called “Palace Four” said they would have the ability to “shed some light” on the preparing of the five-page letter.
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