Meghan Markle’s privacy win over a letter to her dad could be subjected to an appeal by the Mail on Sunday— threatening to reopen the case.

The Duchess of Sussex won an emphatic success over the U.K. tabloid in February after claiming its case was so weak there was no requirement for a trial.

Meghan sent Thomas Markle a five-page handwritten note in August 2018, 3 months after her wedding to Prince Harry.

It detailed her psychological response to his transactions with the media and asked him to stop giving interviews about her.

The paper asked the High Court judge who heard the case to grant authorization to appeal however Mark Warby turned down the demand, saying he saw “no real prospect” of it succeeding.

He said: “I’m not going to give permission to appeal.”

Nevertheless, he added that the newspaper still has the right to apply straight to the court of appeal for approval to challenge his decision to hand success to Meghan.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry in New Zealand
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs on October 31, 2018, in Rotorua, New Zealand. Meghan could deal with an appeal of her victory in her Mail on Sunday personal privacy lawsuit.
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The newspaper was likewise set to ask for the release of private messages from Meghan and a group of her friends.

Amongst a raft of grounds for appeal, the Mail on Sunday‘s legal representatives argued the judge had actually not provided adequate weight to what the palace 4 may say or what further evidence may come to light.

The High Court is today considering the application for consent to appeal, which if approved would then provide rise to a new case to determine whether the appeal was a success.

If the Mail on Sunday ultimately succeeds, it could lead to the case going to trial after all, which would need Meghan to give evidence under hostile questioning.

This short article was upgraded at 10: 43 am on Tuesday, March 2, to show the judge’s judgment rejecting the newspaper’s application for consent to appeal.


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