Meghan Markle has lost her latest court battle in her privacy suit against London’s High Court. She and Prince Harry are suing Associated Newspapers over articles they printed, including one that featured portions of a letter she sent to her estranged father Thomas Markle. In her case, she called the letter “private and confidential" and said it "detailed her intimate thoughts and feelings about her father's health and her relationship with him at that time".
The Mail meanwhile, argues that she had no reasonable expectation of privacy.
Last week, the paper applied to amend its case, arguing that the pair worked with the authors of Finding Freedom to publish their own version of events on their life before the court case. The book, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, describes a dysfunctional relationship between Meghan and the press, and at times, the entire royal family. The book is seen by many as sympathetic to the Sussexes, though they have denied working with the authors.
While Meghan’s legal team claimed their allegations were a “conspiracy theory,” Judge Francesca Kaye ruled that the paper could amend its case ahead of trial, which is scheduled to begin in January.
Meanwhile, Meghan is also speaking out after President Donald Trump said he’s “not a fan” of hers.
"The moment that you're able to be liberated from all these other opinions of what you know to be true, then I think it's very easy to live with truth and live with authenticity," Markle told Fortune magazine, for its Most Powerful Women conference. "That's how I choose to move through the world," she added, responding to Fortune's Ellen McGirt asking how a powerful woman who's "had a sitting president take a shot" at her weighs in on important issues of the day.