Text messages released amid Meghan Markle’s lawsuit against Associated Newspapers Limited reveal the royal family “berated” Prince Harry over Markle’s strained relationship with her father.
In text messages obtained by People magazine, The Duchess of Sussex told her former communications chief, Jason Knauf, about her plans to write her father a letter after he revealed he’d be skipping her May 2018 royal wedding to Prince Harry.
“The catalyst for my doing this is seeing how much pain this is causing H [Harry],” Markle continued.
“Even after a week with his dad [Prince Charles] and endlessly explaining the situation, his family seem to forget the context and revert to ‘can’t she just go and see him and make this stop?’”She added,
“By taking this form of action I protect my husband from this constant berating, and while unlikely perhaps it will give my father a moment to pause.’
Back in February, a judge ruled the Mail on Sunday newspaper violated Markle’s policy by publishing parts of the letter she wrote to her father in August 2018.
“In terms of this appeal, I won the case and this issue, frankly, has been going on when I had no children at all; I now have two children as you know,” she explained. “It’s an arduous process.
She continued, “But again, it’s just me standing up for what’s right, be it in this case or in the [case for economic and professional parity] we’re talking about today.