Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, for various reasons, are the face of headlines. Starting from Finding Freedom to moving to California, to Netflix deal, the Royal couple has always maintained the breaking news status. Legal matters are not disassociated either. Meghan and Prince are fighting 4 court battles at the same time now, which is very rare.
Are they fighting any Privacy Breach?
The royal couple is very apprehensive about their privacy. And, when it comes to privacy, they do not step back moving legally. They are for now running to court battles against various picture agencies and newspapers namely Associated Newspapers Ltd and The Splash and Pictures. The cases are under the Data Protection Act.
Meghan Markle fighting a befitting battle against Associated Newspapers Ltd
Associated Newspapers Ltd (ANL) is on the faceoff battle with the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle rightfully has taken a legal step against ANL as it reprinted a part of a letter written by Meghan to her father Thomas Markle in 2018. The portion which was used by ANL was private between the Duchess and her father.
Meghan has allegedly reported against ANL under Misuse of Private Information, Copyright Infringement, and Breach of the Data Protection Act.
- Parts of the Letter Revealed
The letter Meghan wrote to her father in 2018, was misused as claimed by Meghan. The part of the letter was even published in the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline.
The headline of the article as published: “Revealed: The handwritten letter showing the true tragedy of Meghan’s rift with father she says has ‘broken her heart into a million pieces’ – and why he feels forced to make the ‘devastating’ missive public”. Meghan was totally against this published article which brought her and Thomas Markle’s relation public.
- The court battle scores 1:1
Meghan Markle and the ANL have been walking into dates of hearing of which they were provided with 2 dates and both the dates were important for the sides.
The legal battle which Meghan has been fighting, reports say that Meghan won one of them, which gives her the power to keep the names of her friends secret. The other was in the favour of ANL.
Splash News and Pictures Opposite Meghan Markle
Other then ANL, Splash News and Pictures also is in the list of breaching the privacy of the Royal Couple.
Meghan Markle’s image was taken while her Dogs were on a walk along with her and son Archie in January 2020.
Meghan and Prince claimed that the pictures are not used ethically. They have leaked the private information of Archie and Meghan, and the case is of Breach of Data Protection Act.
- Is this the first case against the Splash?
For Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, it is not the first time that they have taken a legal step against The Splash. Earlier in 2019, The SPlash used a drone to click photographs of their home in Cotswolds, which came up with their bedroom view.
Legal Battles to be fought further?
As of the royal family, they have not ever compromised about their personal life. So, their legal battles against the media agencies will continue further.