Meghan Markle is claiming £ 1.5m (€ 1.7m) in damages. Mail on Sunday. The Duchess of Sussex is claiming the amount due to the legal costs incurred in her case because the British newspaper published a handwritten letter to her father two years ago.
It also became clear during a hearing at the High Court in London on Tuesday that Markle was demanding that all copies of the letter be destroyed. Plus, Markle wants that Mail on Sunday You post a correction on the first page.
Half of the total, £ 750,000, must be paid within fourteen days by the publisher Associated Newspaper Limited (ANL), as desired by the Markle team.
Last month, the Duchess of Sussex scored a major victory in the ANL trial when a judge found that posting the much-discussed letter actually violated her privacy. The publisher also violated the Duchess of Sussex’s copyright to publish.
Markle sent the handwritten letter to her estranged father Thomas Markle after marrying Britain’s Prince Harry in May 2018. In it, she wrote, among other things, that her father had broken her heart “into a million pieces”.
ANL is considering the appeal against the court’s decision.
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