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Meghan Markle WINS bombshell legal appeal over ‘private’ leaked letter to dad

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Meghan Markle has won a legal battle with the publisher of The Mail On Sunday over a letter to her estranged father.

The Duchess of Sussex, 40, sued Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) over five articles that reproduced parts of a “personal and private” letter to Thomas Markle, 77, in August 2018.

The actress-turned-royal won her case earlier this year when a High Court judge ruled in her favour without a full trial.

But ANL brought an appeal and, at a three-day hearing in November, argued the case should go to a trial on Meghan’s claims against the publisher – including breach of privacy and copyright.

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Three senior judges handed their decision on that appeal at 10am on Thursday in which the appeal was dismissed.
Giving a summary of the decision, judge Sir Geoffrey Vos said: “The Court of Appeal upheld the judge’s decision that the duchess had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of the letter.

“Those contents were personal, private and not matters of legitimate public interest.

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“The articles in the Mail on Sunday interfered with the duchess’ reasonable expectation of privacy and were not a justified or proportionate means of correcting inaccuracies about the letter.”
Explaining the decisions he said: “It was hard to see what evidence could have been adduced at trial that would have altered the situation.

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