Despite having repeatedly denied it, it was finally confirmed that Meghan Markle did provide information, through a third party, to the authors of the Finding Freedom, the book that recounts her experiences and those of her husband prince harry, in the royal family.
The news was revealed in a series of documents handed over to the English court, during the trial it holds against Associated Newspapers and its publications, Mail on Sunday and Mail Online.
In the papers Markle admits to having allowed a third party disclosed private information to reporters Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie.
Meghan’s attorneys claimed that she was “concerned that her father’s narrative would be repeated in the media that she had abandoned him and had not even attempted to contact him (which was false).”
The aim of the exactriz was to convey your side of the story, so he allowed a friend to contact the authors, to avoid further misrepresentations.
Of course, his defense was clear in arguing that she didn’t speak to the writers directlyBut he couldn’t tell if the Kensington Palace communications team provided information on his behalf.
The Duchess is currently in the midst of a legal battle with Associated Newspapers Limited over the publication of parts of a letter written to her father, claiming it is a violation of her privacy.
The newspaper, meanwhile, says Meghan did not participate in the writing of the letter and that it was his then communications secretary, Jason Knauf, and other Kensington staff who did.
Recall that in September, Associated Newspapers lawyers stated that they wanted to modify their defense arguing that the Duchess of Sussex had “cooperated with the authors” of “Finding Freedom”, published on August 11, “in particular by giving or allowing them to receive information about the letter”.
Faced with this, Justin Rushbrooke, the lawyer for the former actress, assured that “The applicant and her husband did not collaborate with the authors of the book, they were not interviewed for him or provided photographs.”
When excerpts from “Finding Freedom” were published in The Times in July, a spokesperson for the Dukes of Sussex stated that they had not contributed to the book.
What happened with Markle I remember what happened to her mother-in-law, Princess Diana, who in 1992 secretly answered a series of questions from the journalist Andrew Morton, who was writing a biography of her.
This interview was later published in a documentary titled Diana: in her own words.