Prince Harry is speaking out against the mistreatment of Meghan Markle in media and has announced that they will be suing the British Tabloid, Daily Mail.
The poor coverage and mistreatment of Markle in the media, who is now the Duchess of Sussex, dates back to when the Prince and Markle began dating. From racist remarks, criticisms about her fashion and more, Markle has been made light of by several media outlets. And now, The Prince is putting an end to it.
On Tuesday, Harry released a statement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be filing a lawsuit against the parent company of the Daily Mail, Associated Newspapers, after the tabloid allegedly published a private letter illegally. Prince Harry also accused the newspaper of editing the letter selectively to hide “lies” the paper told about the Duchess, a claim the newspaper specifically denies.
“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences — a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son,” Harry wrote in an online statement that referenced the treatment of his late mother, Princess Diana, saying he feared history “repeating itself.”
Harry added that “this particular legal action hinges on one incident in a long and disturbing pattern of behavior by British tabloid media. The contents of a private letter were published unlawfully in an intentionally destructive manner to manipulate you, the reader, and further the divisive agenda of the media group in question.”
Law firm Schillings will be representing the Duchess and said legal action was taken against the company on Sunday. Schillings will be suing the company over the misuse of private information, infringement of copyright, and breach of the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018. A Mail on Sunday spokesman said, “The Mail on Sunday stands by the story it published and will be defending this case vigorously. Specifically, we categorically deny that the Duchess’s letter was edited in any way that changed its meaning.”