Meghan Markle’s Father To Testify Against Her In Court
The estranged father of the Duchess of Sussex is expected to be called as a key witness for the defense in a court case she has brought against a newspaper according to a report in Daily Mail.
Mr. Markle, 75, has given lawyers previously unseen text messages sent in the build-up to Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry that reveal the breakdown of the relationship between the duo, (father and daughter).
Some of the messages were detailed yesterday in defence papers filed at the High Court in London. The documents say that after Mr. Markle messaged his daughter saying he couldn’t come to her wedding because he had been rushed to hospital for emergency heart surgery and told not to fly on health grounds, he received a text that appeared to be from Prince Harry.
The message admonished him, accused him of causing hurt to his daughter and there was no inquiry about his health, this left Mr. Markle ‘deeply hurt’.
In return, Mr Markle wrote:
‘I’ve done nothing to hurt you Meghan or anyone else, I’m sorry my heart attack is any inconvenience for you.‘
The Duchess of Sussex filed a legal action against the Mail on Sunday last year after it published extracts of a letter she wrote to her father in August 2018.
Meghan, 38, has accused the newspaper, the sister paper of the Daily Mail, of breaching her privacy, her data protection rights, and her copyright when it published extracts.