Queen ‘devastated by Meghan Markle power play’ amid claims she was unprotected

QUEEN ELIZABETH II is said to be “devastated” by Meghan Markle’s latest court filings, which have been branded a “power play” by a royal expert.

The Duchess of Sussex filed a lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday and its parent company DMG Media in October for publishing excerpts from a private letter she wrote to her father in 2018. She is suing the company for breach of privacy, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018, but the publisher has said it stands by the story and will be defending the case “vigorously”.

In the latest round of court documents released to the public, Meghan’s legal team have described her as “unprotected by the Institution and prohibited from defending herself” while she was pregnant. They claim Kensington Palace told her that all friends and family should say “no comment” when contacted by the media, which made everyone feel “silenced”.