Following a selection text messages, Meghan Marklewere made public in court. A veteran of the palace claimed that only Prince WilliamCould have approved the move. Duncan Larcombe (author), another royal expert, also agreed that William was responsible.
The text messages revealed that Markle was not only aware that there was a high probability that her personal letter to her father could be leaked, but that she’d written the letter with that possibility in mind.
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Meghan Markle celebrated victory over the U.K. tabloid The Mail on SundayThe publication published excerpts of a private note she wrote to Thomas Markle. Although the case was initially ruled in her favor by the court, the publication appealed after receiving text messages Markle sent to her then-communications secretary Jason Knauf.
The text messages spoke of Markle’s frustration over her father’s constant interviews and the tension it was causing between Prince Harry and his family. “The catalyst for my doing this is seeing how much pain this is causing H,”Markle’s August 2018 text. “Even after a week with his dad 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?’”
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She continued, “They fundamentally don’t understand so at least by writing H will be able to say to his family… ‘She wrote him a letter and he is still doing it.’ 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.’”
Knauf is the same royal aide who accused Markle of bullying two PAs, which led to an investigation into the Duchess of Sussex, the result of which still hasn’t been released despite the fact that it was launched near the beginning of this year. On True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, Dickie Arbiter, who’d previously worked as Queen Elizabeth’s communications secretary from 1988 to 2000, was asked if Knauf would have needed Prince William and Kate Middleton’s approval to release the text messages.
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Arbiter confidently answered “I would put my money on it.”Duncan Larcombe, a royal author, agreed to the show. “Lawyers from The Mail On Sunday would have approached Jason Knauf, knowing that these emails existed. That would have been the point. Most likely, Jason would have gone to William and Kate. He would not have cooperated with those lawyers without their definite knowledge.”
It seems unlikely that Prince William would be unaware that these text messages would reach the public, much like it’s unlikely that Meghan Markle was too shocked when her father leaked her letter. This royal intrigue doesn’t seem like it’s coming to a close any time soon. Only time will tell if this appeal is successful and if it causes further division within British royalty.