Meghan Markle Receives Public Apology After Winning Tabloid Lawsuit

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, received a front-page apology from the British newspaper that published parts of a private letter she wrote to her father in 2018.

Publishers of the Mail on Sunday printed a mea culpa to Meghan on Saturday, weeks after the British tabloid lost its appeal against the Duchess’ claim for privacy breach on Dec. 2.

“The Court found that Associated Newspapers infringed her copyright by publishing extracts of her handwritten letter to her father in The Mail on Sunday and in Mail Online,” the newspaper’s statement read, adding that “financial remedies have been agreed.”

A high court in the U.K. ruled in favor of Meghan earlier this year on a lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday for copyright infringement. The newspaper had reproduced parts of a private letter she wrote to her father shortly after marrying Prince Harry in May 2018.

Judge Mark Warby of the High Court in London ordered the publishers to issue a front-page apology to the former actress under the headline, “The Duchess of Sussex,” which should appear on the homepage of the tabloid’s website for at least a week.


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