Meghan Markle Apologized to Court after Her & Harry’s Private Texts Were Revealed

A few months after her victory against a media outlet, the Duchess of Sussex was forced to tender an apology to the court, following the revelation of some private texts between her and her husband, Prince Harry.

It has been over a year since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to relinquish their positions as senior members of the royal family. Both Prince Harry and his wife eventually settled in the US, intending to live a private life.

At the moment, they appear to be building their family in their US home; the couple welcomed a son Archibald Windsor in 2019, and a daughter, Lilibet, a few months ago.

Despite their intentions of living a more private life—as it was stated in their signing out documents shared online when they exited the royal residence, they have continued to make headlines over different stories pertaining to the series of revelations involving their relationship with family members.

THE NEWS MAKING THE ROUNDS

The top headlines concerning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revolve around a court case. Initially, Meghan Markle sued some media sources after publishing a private letter between her and her estranged father, Thomas.

During the hearings earlier in the year, the High Court found the publications unlawful and awarded victory to Meghan Markle. Despite the ruling, Associated Newspapers Limited revealed their decision to fight against it, implying that the private letter was drafted with “the possibility of public consumption” in mind.

To this allegation, the Duchess maintained that she expected some form of privacy, but the latest revelation explained that she accepted that the letter could be leaked.

Markle had told one of her aides that “that would pull at the heartstrings,” referring to the letter’s contents and its effect on the public. She even added that she was meticulous with her choice of words.

At this juncture, it remains the decision of the Court of Appeal to go through with its original verdict. Apart from the request to overturn in court, the former senior royal couple is on the hot seat following some revelations from a close source and some private texts.

It had been gathered that Harry and Markle did not contribute to the biography “Finding Freedom” by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. However, recent details from the couple’s ex-communications secretary Jason Knauf revealed that the book was discussed routinely.

He added that the Duchess was aware of some contents in the publication as it was discussed several times in person and over emails.

The man said that Markle gave him some points to give to the book researchers when he scheduled a meeting to provide background information like her minimal interactions with her half-siblings during childhood.

These details conflicted with Markle’s last stand. Her representatives claimed their client did not cooperate with the authors of the biography but that she shared extremely minute information with them.

Knauf also showcased some new shreds of evidence to back up the couple’s involvement in the “Finding Freedom” book.

A private message between the couple discussing a proposed meeting and the need to conceal the engagements was presented in court. In the released texts, Harry wrote:

“I totally agree that we have to be able to say we didn’t have anything to do with it. Equally, you giving the right context and background to them would help get some truths out there.”

MEGHAN MARKLE IS FORCED TO APOLOGIZE

The Duchess agreed that Knauf shared some intimate details to the authors following her approval but that she was unaware of the magnitude of information presented to them.

The 40-year-old apologized to the court for not being able to remember the exchanges at the time of getting the testimony, adding that her previous stand was never aimed at misleading the Justice system.

She further stated that she would have been thrilled to provide the court with the information of the exchanges before now but they were “a far cry” from the personal details the defendant accused her of letting out on purpose.

Markle added that if the disclosure stage of the litigation had been concluded before adjourning the court case following her pregnancy, she would have remembered the exchange between her and Knauf over emails.

In addition, her doctors had advised her to live a healthier lifestyle and stay away from stress since she suffered a previous miscarriage.

THE DUCHESS’S REASON FOR THE LETTER

Although Knauf had revealed that his former boss confided in him when she was about to pen down a letter to her estranged dad, Thomas, he did not say why she did it.

Markle, who has since complained about the strain in her relationship with Thomas, was constantly scolded alongside her husband by the royal family. They asked why she could not see him to iron things out.

The Duchess explained that the catalyst for her letter was to relieve Harry of the pain he felt over his family’s consistent judgment.

She added that the royals do not understand the complexity of the father-daughter relationship and with the letter, Harry would let them see her dad’s true nature.

The ongoing legal battle appears to be taking a toll on the royals, especially their time, as they have to answer to court dates. Recent details about them have also made it to the limelight, putting them in a fix.

Before now, they had been advised by the royals to desist from furthering a court case with the Associated Newspapers Limited but failed to listen. There has not been any feedback from the palace, but Prince Charles has expressed his sympathy on the issue.

For now, nobody knows what will happen and who will claim the final victory. At the recent hearing, a panel of three justices was present, and they are expected to reach a conclusion in two weeks.

However, if the Court of Appeal in the UK rules in favor of the Associated Newspapers Limited, the case would be tried in the lower courts.

If the verdict is consistent, they would be ordered to pay reparations and print a visible apology on the cover of their newspapers to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry or appeal to the Supreme Court.

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