UPDATE: Mail on Sunday appeals Meghan’s letter to father ruling

11/11/2021 | The Guardian

The Mail on Sunday began their appeal on Tuesday to overturn a privacy and copyright decision by Judge Mark Warby, who ruled in favour of Meghan Markle without a trial. Lawyers for the publishers claim the judge was wrong to have treated the letter as an intimate communication to her father and that “the letter was crafted specifically with the potential of public consumption in mind because the claimant appreciated Mr Markle might disclose it to the media. As reported in The Telegraph, a series of text messages read out to the Court of Appeal claim that she had obviously written the letter on the understanding it could be leaked. The dutchess of Sussex called her father 'Daddy' knowing that it would gain sympathy. 

UPDATE: 111121 - Reuters reports the Court of Appeal has said it will take time to reach a ruling in the privacy battle case the Mail on Sunday and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

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