THE DUCHESS of Sussex is suing the Mail on Sunday over the publication of a private letter that she sent to her father.
The handwritten letter sent to Thomas Markle, saw Meghan open up to her estranged father, as she begged him to ‘stop lying’ and ‘exploiting my relationship with my husband’.
This followed a string of stories published by the Mail on Sunday involving Meghan’s father, including a series of staged paparazzi photographs of him visiting an internet cafe to read about his daughter’s engagement to the prince.
Today, the couple are taking a stance against the publication, with Prince Harry calling out the British press and its treatment of his wife, as Meghan start proceedings in the high court over the misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of GDPR regulations.
In a statement published on their website, Prince Harry said: “As a couple, we believe in media freedom and objective, truthful reporting. We regard it as a cornerstone of democracy and in the current state of the world – on every level – we have never needed responsible media more.
“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.
“There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face – as so many of you can relate to – I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been. Because in today’s digital age, press fabrications are repurposed as truth across the globe. One day’s coverage is no longer tomorrow’s chip-paper.”
Referring to the treatment of Princess Diana, the duke said his “deepest fear is history repeating itself.”
“There comes a point when the only thing to do is to stand up to this behaviour, because it destroys people and destroys lives. Put simply, it is bullying, which scares and silences people. We all know this isn’t acceptable, at any level. We won’t and can’t believe in a world where there is no accountability for this.?