Meghan MarkleA British publisher published a private note she had originally sent to her estranged dad, revealing her privacy. This was a win for her. Thomas Markle. Now testimony from the Duchess of Sussex’s former communications director has been made public that indicates Meghan was not only fully aware that the letter CouldIt was not leaked but the author knew it would be. The aide actually revealed that Meghan had included details to make it easier. “pull at the heartstrings”In case the letter is leaked.
Meghan Markle’s Letter Heard ‘Round The World
Meghan Markle wrote her father Thomas a letter asking him to stop giving interviews. Thomas eventually gave the handwritten note to British media giant Associated Newspapers Limited. (ANL), who is the publisher behind this letter. Daily MailThe outlet published five articles that included excerpts from the letter.
Meghan sued ANL in 2020. She claimed that the organization violated her copyright, violated the Data Protection Act and misappropriated her private information. ANL appealed the ruling and claimed that Meghan was successful in her case. “was written with public consumption in mind as a possibility.”The Firm has a familiar face who testified about the renewed push.
Jason Knauf, who previously served as Meghan’s director of communications, testified in court that the Duchess of Sussex was well aware of the possibility that her letter to Thomas Markle could be leaked to the public, and that she wrote the letter with that in mind.
A Familiar Figure In Meghan’s Scandals
Knauf, if you’ll recall, was also the aide behind the bombshell claims that Meghan was involved in a bullying scandal. The investigation into Meghan’s alleged bullying of palace aides is still ongoing, though it was recently revealed that the two staff members at the center of the scandal recanted their complaints.
In court, Knauf explained that Meghan was considering her options on how to handle her father’s very public antics “both for concerns about his welfare and also to protect her reputation.”He continued to say that she wrote a letter because it was the best thing for her. “might convince him to stop giving interviews, but that could also set the record straight if he gave them to the media.”
Meghan uses “Daddy”To “Pull At The Heartstrings”
Knauf claimed Meghan requested that he review the letter’s text in order to find out if any of it stood out. “liability.” He continued, “She also asked a specific question regarding addressing Mr. Markle as ‘daddy’ in the letter, saying ‘given I’ve only ever called him daddy it may make sense to open as such (despite him being less than paternal), and in the unfortunate event that it leaked it would pull at the heartstrings.’”
There were other obvious ways that the Duchess of Sussex was aware of the possibility of the letter’s inevitable leak, Knauf said, including the fact that she’d “deliberately ended each page partway through a sentence so that no page could be falsely presented as the end of the letter.”Knauf stated that Meghan had written the letter to express her feelings. “fantastic,” adding, “if he leaks it then that’s on his conscious (sic) but at least the world will know the truth. Words I could never voice publicly.”
Her explanation of the Calculated letter
Meghan refuted the narrative that she thought it likely that her father would leak the letter in written evidence sent to the Court of Appeal, though she admitted she’d prepared for the possibility. Meghan wrote that anything was possible. “I did not think that my father would sell or leak the letter, primarily because it would not put him in a good light.”
She continued: “The main purpose of the letter was to encourage my father to stop talking to the press. To be clear, I did not want any of it to be published, and wanted to ensure that the risk of it being manipulated or misleadingly edited was minimised, were it to be exploited.”
This case is going back to court to be decided before the Court of Appeals and it’ll be interesting, to say the least, to see what the ultimate decision is. As the case progresses, more information will likely be made available to the public. We’ll continue to follow along.