This should greatly displease Kate Middleton and Prince William. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge find themselves in spite of themselves propelled in the middle of the lawsuit brought by Meghan Markle against British tabloids.
The twists and turns continue in the trial between Meghan Markle and the Mail on Sunday. And Here is Kate Middleton and Prince William taken in spite of themselves at the center of this legal case. Which does not risk fixing the already very complicated relationships between the Sussexes and the Cambridge. As a reminder, in 2019, the Duchess decided toto sue Associated Newspapers Limited, the publisher of the British tabloid, after the publication of excerpts from a private letter sent to his father in August 2018. A trial frowned upon by the royal family.
Not enough to push back Meghan Markle, who is suing the press group for violation of privacy, violation of copyright and misuse of personal data. Except that new revelations come today to undermine his file. To get a conviction for copyright infringement, Prince Harry’s wife must be the author of said letter. Logic. However, lawyers for Associated Newspapers Limited claim that the letter would not be his “own intellectual creation”. What could change the course of the case. In court documents consulted by the Mirror, they explain that the Duchess called on the Kensington Palace communications service to help her write her letter, and more particularly to a relative of Kate and William.
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Jason Knauf, then the palace press secretary, would have participated in the drafting of the letter from Meghan Markle to his father. The latter would only have copied his work. At the time, the young man was for years the spokesperson for Prince Harry as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton. But when the two couples separated their offices, he remained on the Cambridge camp. In March 2019, Jason Knauf was promoted to senior advisor to the Duke and Duchess before being propelled as head of the couple’s Royal Foundation. This former Harry collaborator, still close to Kate and William, will he become the centerpiece of the lawsuit brought by Meghan Markle? On the side of the Duchess’s lawyers, we continue to say that it was she who wrote the letter addressed to her father.