Meghan Markle’s astonishing backdown in newspaper legal battle

Meghan Markle has backflipped on her denials she helped the authors of a flattering biography about her marriage to Prince Harry, and their exit from the British royal family.

Meghan and Harry have long denied helping the authors of Finding Freedom, which was released in August.

However, her lawyers conceded on Wednesday (British time) that the Duchess of Sussex did allow some information to be passed via a third party to the book’s authors.

They said this was because Meghan was concerned about “her father’s narrative” and wanted “the true position” communicated.

The duchess is suing the owner of Britain’s Mail on Sunday, Associated Newspapers, over articles that included parts of the handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father Thomas Markle in August 2018.

She alleges publication of the letter was a misuse of private information and breached her copyright. Her lawyers are seeking aggravated damages.

Meghan and her father have not spoken since he pulled out days before her wedding to the prince in May 2018 because of ill health. He subsequently gave several media interviews.

In September, the court ruled the Mail could amend its case to include details from the…

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