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Harry and Meghan sue newspaper

Global News Briefs 02 Oct, 2019 Follow News

Harry and Meghan sue newspaper

The British royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are so frustrated by negative media coverage that they are suing a UK newspaper who published a private letter between her and her father, Thomas.


The Duchess of Sussex has begun legal action against the Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published one of her private letters. She is a mixed-race American and the couple feel that racism is the main reason behind what they perceive as a negative campaign against them.


In a statement, the Duke of Sussex said he and Meghan were forced to take action against "relentless propaganda".


Prince Harry said: "I lost my mother (Princess Diana) and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces."


A Mail on Sunday spokesman said the paper stood by the story it published and would defend the case "vigorously".


Law firm Schillings, acting for the duchess, accused the paper of a campaign of false, derogatory stories.


"I've seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person," Harry said.


It is not the first time the royals have taken legal action against the press. In 2017, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were awarded $93,000 in damages after French magazine Closer printed topless pictures of the duchess in 2012. A French court ruled the images had been an invasion of the couple's privacy.

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