The wife of the príncipe Harry, Meghan Markle, considers that the monarchy left her “defenseless” and “forbade her to defend herself” when she was attacked by British newspapers during her pregnancy, according to legal documents quoted by the press on Thursday.
Those documents were presented to the High Court in London in the context of the complaint by Markle, 38, against Associated Newspapers, the company that publishes the Daily Mail newspaper and its Sunday version Masil on Sunday.
The prince’s wife accuses the newspaper of violation of private life by publishing excerpts from a letter addressed to his father Thoms Markle in August 2018.
Meghan accuses him in addition to “acting dishonestly” by modifying the letter, an accusation that the court dismissed in early May.
The documents, cited by the BBC and the Press Association press agency, refer to an interview, under anonymity, that five friends of Meghan Markle gave to the American weekly People in February 2019 and where they denounced the attacks against her. An article Meghan was not involved in, according to those documents.
Meghan Markle “became the subject of a large number of false and harmful articles in the British tabloids, particularly the accused, which caused him immense emotional distress and altered his mental health“they claim.
“Her friends had never seen her like this before, and they were rightly concerned about her well-being, particularly because she was pregnant, left defenseless by the institution and banned from defending herself,” they add.
The documents also indicate that Meghan’s very media marriage in May 2018 to Prince Harry, 35, and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, It generated over a billion pounds of profit.
This demand constitutes a legal action against that of the prince, sixth in the order of succession to the British throne, against other press groups whom he accuses of having intercepted private audio messages.
Currently installed in California with his wife, the prince repeatedly denounced the ruthless pressure of the media on the couple. This was the main reason for their decision to abandon their duties as members of British royalty, announced in January and effective from early April.