Meghan Markle makes startling admission about royal biography

Lawrence Kim
November 21, 2020

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While the team states that Meghan shared an early draft of the letter, which she wrote on her iPhone, with Jason and her hubby, they argue she only did so "for support, as this was a deeply painful process that they lived through with her".

In its defence, The Mail on Sunday maintains that it was Thomas Markle who asked the media to publish the extracts from the letter after claims about its existence started to circulate.

As Tatler reports, before reprimanding her father in the letter, which ultimately led to her high publicity privacy row, Meghan Markle informed Jason Knauf of her plans, who at the time was Kensington Palace's director of communications.

It was just revealed that Meghan Markle admitted to passing along personal information to Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, the authors of "Finding Freedom".

The new court documents reveal that the Duchess sought advice from two senior members of the royal family about how to respond to her father, which prompted her to write the letter at the centre of the letter battle. The document did not name the members of the royal family consulted by Meghan.

Meghan Markle, who is suing the British tabloid Mail on Sunday and its publisher Associated Newspapers, accusing them of interfering with her personal life, was forced to confess.

"The Claimant, and the Claimant alone, created the Electronic Draft, which she then transcribed by hand to her father as the Letter", said her lawyers, adding Meghan had been following palace protocol.

British Royal Family News says that there are not a lot of people from Meghan Markle's past that are willing to stand up for the former Hollywood actress or at least say a good word about her.

The Duchess confided in two senior royal family members about "how best to address the situation". They recently bought a house in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The latest documents which are submitted by Meghan's team of lawyers also revealed that the Duchess of Sussex allowed a third party or an "unnamed individual" to speak to the authors of "Finding Freedom" - a biography on Prince Harry and Meghan.

In an effort to prevent a different narrative from being written, Meg's lawyers said she "indicated to a person whom she knew had already been approached by the authors that the true position as above (which that person and several others who knew [Meghan] already knew) could be communicated to the authors to prevent any further misrepresentation".

Last month, High Court judge Mark Warby agreed to a request by Meghan to postpone the trial of the case by about nine months, from January until fall 2021.

In a ruling published this week, Mr Justice Warby also said Thomas had "quite rightly" not been told the confidential reason for his daughter's successful bid to adjourn the trial to autumn next year.

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