Meghan Markle finally wins the privacy case against a U.K. tabloid

Meghan Markle has won a major legal victory against the publisher of a British tabloid after it published extracts of a letter that she sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle. A U.K. High Court judge granted the Duchess of Sussex "summary judgment" in her claim for misuse of private information against the company, over the publication of the 2018 letter in its outlet The Mail. He wrote that she "had a reasonable expectation that the contents of the Letter would remain private. The Mail Articles interfered with that reasonable expectation." The duchess in a statement said, "After two long years of pursuing litigation, I am grateful to the courts for holding The Mail to account for their illegal and dehumanising practices." The duchess sued Associated Newspapers in 2019 after its newspaper and website published extracts of a five-page, handwritten letter that she had sent to her estranged father a year earlier, shortly after her and Prince Harry's royal wedding, which Thomas did not attend due to illness.