Meghan Markle was blessed with the ultimate Christmas gift over the weekend. The Duchess of Sussex recently won her privacy infringement case against the Associated Newspapers, the same publishers who produced the UK’s Mail on Sunday. According to PEOPLE, the publisher finally offered a public front-page apology to the 40-year-old mother of two, “as required” by multiple court rulings, buried in the holiday shuffle.
In February 2019, The Mail on Sunday breached Markle’s privacy by printing a few sensitive experts from a five-page letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, shortly after her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.
The Associated Newspapers tried to challenge the decision at the Court of Appeal, but Judge Geoffrey Vos dismissed the motion. NPR previously reported the judge found that “the Duchess had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of the letter. Those contents were personal, private and not matters of legitimate public interest.” The publisher said they were “very disappointed” by the ruling and considered bringing an appeal at the U.K. Supreme Court.
Markle is also set to cash in on a handsome financial settlement from the case. Back in March, the judge ruled that the Associated Newspapers should pay “90 percent of Meghan’s estimated $1.88 million legal expenses for the duration of the 18-month long case,” PEOPLE noted.
While the Duchess has yet to comment on the long-overdue apology, she released a statement after the Court of Appeal’s decision thanking her fans for their support throughout the tumultuous lawsuit.
British Publisher Posts Apology To Meghan Markle After Losing Privacy Lawsuit was originally published on newsone.com