The Duchess of Sussex has begun authorized motion in opposition to the Mail on Sunday over a declare that it unlawfully revealed one in every of her private letters.
In a press release, the Duke of Sussex mentioned he and Meghan had been compelled to take motion in opposition to “relentless propaganda”.
Prince Harry mentioned: “I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”
A Mail on Sunday spokesman mentioned the paper stood by the story it revealed and would defend the case “vigorously”.
Law agency Schillings, performing for the duchess, accused the paper of a marketing campaign of false, derogatory tales.
The agency has filed a High Court declare in opposition to the paper and its mother or father firm over the alleged misuse of private info, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.
In a lengthy personal statement on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official web site, Prince Harry mentioned the “painful” affect of intrusive media protection had pushed the couple to take motion.
Referring to his late mom Diana, Princess of Wales, the prince mentioned his “deepest fear is history repeating itself”.
“I’ve seen what occurs when somebody I like is commoditised to the purpose that they’re not handled or seen as an actual particular person,” he mentioned.
BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell mentioned the assertion was “remarkably outspoken” and “nothing lower than a stinging assault on the British tabloid media”.
It is just not the primary time the royals have taken authorized motion in opposition to the press. In 2017, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were awarded £92,000 (100,000 euros) in damages after French journal Closer printed topless footage of the duchess in 2012.
A French court docket dominated the photographs had been an invasion of the couple’s privateness.