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FILE – In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain’s Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021, that the…







Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan  letter



FILE – In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain’s Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021, that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent her estranged father. The former Meghan Markle is suing publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five February 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website that published portions of a handwritten letter to her father, Thomas Markle, after her marriage to Britain’s Prince Harry in 2018.







Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan  letter



Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook, depicting judge Mr Justice Warby at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Tuesday Jan. 19, 2021, during Meghan Duchess of Sussex’s High Court privacy action against Associated Newspapers (ANL) for their publication of a handwritten letter to her estranged father. Meghan Duchess of Sussex is suing publisher of the Mail on Sunday newspaper over articles which reproduced parts of a letter sent to her father Thomas Markle in August 2018.







Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan  letter



Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook, depicting Ian Mill QC, top left, Justin Rushbrooke QC, top right, and judge Mr Justice Warby, bottom, at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Tuesday Jan. 19, 2021, during Meghan Duchess of Sussex’s High Court privacy action against Associated Newspapers (ANL) for their publication of a handwritten letter to her estranged father. Meghan Duchess of Sussex is suing publisher of the Mail on Sunday newspaper over articles which reproduced parts of a letter sent to her father Thomas Markle in August 2018.







Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan  letter



A view of The Royal Courts Of Justice, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex will ask a High Court judge to rule in her favour in her privacy action against the Mail on Sunday over the publication of a handwritten letter to her estranged father. The case will be heard remotely due to the pandemic.







Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan  letter



A view of the Royal Courts Of Justice, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex will ask a High Court judge to rule in her favour in her privacy action against the Mail on Sunday over the publication of a handwritten letter to her estranged father. The case will be heard remotely due to the pandemic.


By JILL LAWLESS
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry.

Arguing against the duchess’ privacy-infringement claim, attorney Antony White said “it’s to be inferred that the letter was written and sent by the claimant with a view to it being disclosed to third parties and read by the public.”

He said ex-employees of Meghan and Harry would be able to shed light on the creation of the letter when the case comes to trial.

The former Meghan Markle, 39, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five February 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website, which published portions of a handwritten letter to her father, Thomas Markle, after her 2018 wedding to Harry, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II.

Associated Newspapers is contesting the claim, and a full trial is due to be held in the autumn at the High Court. In hearings this week the duchess is seeking a summary judgment that would find in her favor and dismiss the newspaper’s defense case without a trial.

Meghan’s lawyer, Justin Rushbrooke, argued Tuesday that that the publisher had “no real prospect” of winning because “it’s a very straightforward case about the unlawful publication of a private letter.”

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