Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered “damage and real sadness” after she won a High Court privacy battle over a letter she sent her dad.
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, sued the Mail on Sunday publisher Associated Newspapers Ltd after they published the “heartfelt” handwritten letter to Thomas Markle.
A top judge at the High Court in London has now granted her a “summary judgment”, which would see the case resolved without a trial.
In a statement released after the ruling, Meghan thanked her husband Prince Harry and mum Doria Ragland for their support.
She said: “For me and so many others, it’s real life, real relationships and very real sadness.
“The damage they have done and continue to do runs deep.
“But, for today, with this comprehensive win on both privacy and copyright, we have all won.
“I share this victory with each of you – because we all deserve justice and truth, and we all deserve better.
“I particularly want to thank my husband, mom and legal team, and especially (her solicitor) Jenny Afia for her unrelenting support throughout this process.”
Meghan also launched a stinging attack on the media, saying: “We all lose when misinformation sells more than the truth.”
The judgement found the publication of the letter also infringed Meghan’s copyright but added the issue of whether she was the ‘sole author’ of the letter should be determined at trial.