Meghan Markle Receives Public Apology Following Court Ruling
The royal family news and updates reveal that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, received a public apology from the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday. It came after the court ruled in favor of Meghan’s copyright infringement case against the associated newspapers.
UK Tabloid Publishes FrontPage Apology To Meghan Markle As Ordered By The Court
The Mail on Sunday printed their apology to the Duchess of Sussex after multiple court rulings said that in February 2019, Mail on Sunday and MailOnline breached The Duchess of Sussex’s privacy when they printed elements of the private letter Meghan wrote to his father after she tied the knot with Prince Harry in May 2019.
“The Duchess of Sussex wins her legal case for copyright infringement against Associated Newspapers for articles published in The Mail on Sunday and posted on Mail Online,” the publication posted on the front page of their newspaper.
The remaining statement of the publication appeared on the third page of the newspaper. In that section, it was shared that the hearing conducted on January 19-20, 2020, and May 5, 2020, ruled that the associated newspapers infringed Meghan’s copyright when they published parts of her handwritten letter to her father.
Aside from the public apology, both parties have also agreed on the financial settlement. The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday has been ordered to pay 90% of the $1.88 million that Meghan Markle spent for the 18-month-long legal battle.
Judge Mark Warby of the High Court in London had specific instructions about the public apology. He ordered the apology to come with a longer “notice” within the paper under the headline “The Duchess of Sussex” detailing the court’s ruling.
The court also ordered that MailOnline publish the apology on the homepage of their website for one week and include a link to the court’s official judgment and summary under the wording “The full judgment and the Court’s summary of it can be found here.”
The publisher challenged the court’s decision but Judge Warby’s ruling in the case was upheld by London’s Court of Appeal on December 2.
Meghan Reacts To Court Ruling
“This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right,” Meghan said.
“While this win is precedent-setting, what matters most is that we are now collectively brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel, and profits from the lies and pain that they create,” she continued.
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