Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has taken the unusual decision to sue the publisher of the Mail on Sunday after the newspaper published a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father.
The decision came as aristocrat Harry launched a rare and extremely personal attack on a people tabloid press and its treatment of his adult female, spoken language he may not be a “silent witness to her private suffering”.
The duke aforesaid his “deepest worry is history repeating itself”. Put simply, it’s bullying, that scares and silences folks. We all grasp this isn’t acceptable, at any level. We won’t and can’t believe a world wherever there’s no answerability for this.
“Through this action may not be the safe one, it is the right one I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a true person. “I lost my mother and currently I watch my adult female falling victim to equivalent powerful forces.”
Other critical coverage of the couple has ranged from their use of private jets to their refusal to allow media coverage of the christening of their baby son Archie or name his godparents. They have additionally been criticized for the £2.4m price to the general public purse for renovations at their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage.
However, the royals have restricted the ability to prevent the publication of such stories, prompting the choice to concentrate on the publication of Meghan’s letter to her father.
“She is that the same girl she was a year ago on our day, just as she is the same woman you’ve seen on this Africa tour. For these select media, this is a game and one we have been unwilling to play from the start. They have issued the proceedings to redress this breach of privacy, infringement of copyright and therefore the said media agenda.