Meghan Markle sued Mail on Sunday for breaching copyright after publishing her written private letters to Markle Sr. Lorraine Kelly commented on the incident calling the privacy court case embarrassing.”
Lorraine Kelly weighed in on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex legal battle. For her, Meghan Markle suing the tabloid was too much.
“We have this very bizarre story about Harry and Meghan and this court appeal,” the host said per Express. “This could be extremely embarrassing for both of them.”
Kelly was wondering if the Sussexes were told not to pursue it. Royal editor Roya Nikkhah said there is frustration within the royal household about how the issue is playing out because the Queen’s lawyer told them to “think this through.”
Nikkhah added that if the legal battle against the tabloid goes all the way, the exchange of text messages might be disclosed.
Kelly agreed, saying more things would be exposed about the letter. Also, she found the timing “strange” as to why it was only recently that it came out and not beforehand.
Meghan Markle and her former aide, Jason Knauf, submitted their witness statements. In the court document, Knauf said that they discussed Finding Freedom on a “routine basis.” He added that he discussed the book with Markle and Prince Harry multiple times in person and over email.
Knauf’s revelation was a huge surprise because both Prince Harry and Markle had insisted in the past that they were never involved in the book. Markle admitted Knauf provides information to Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.
However, she wasn’t aware of the things Knauf shared with the authors. “When I approved the passage… I did not have the benefit of seeing these emails and I apologize to the court for the fact that I had not remembered these exchanges at the time.
I had absolutely no wish or intention to mislead the defendant or the court,” Markle said.
The duchess added that she was not aware of the emails between her and Knauf. Also, she was reportedly not feeling well at the time and was in the first trimester of her third pregnancy.