Meghan Markle Wins Last Copyright Claim Against U.K. Tabloid Over Letter to Her Father. Meghan Markle just won the latest round of her two-and-a-half-year legal battle against Associated Newspapers — publisher of the Mail on Sunday and Mail Online— over the publication of a handwritten letter to her dad, Thomas Markle, 76.
A remote hearing at the High Court in London on Wednesday ruled that Meghan, 39, owns the sole copyright to the letter, which she sent to her dad in August 2018, just three months after her wedding to Prince Harry.
Lawyers for Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) had previously claimed that former Kensington Palace communications chief Jason Knauf owned part of the copyright as he had seen an early version of the letter and played a role in its drafting.
That assertion was dropped on Wednesday, however, after it was revealed that Knauf had “emphatically” denied co-writing the letter. Lawyers representing “the Keeper of the Privy Purse, acting on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen” also told Meghan’s lawyers they “did not consider the Crown to be the copyright owner.”
Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s Son Archie Is a Little Man Already in This New 2nd Birthday Photo
Today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex’s son turns 2 years old and we can hardly believe how quickly time has flown since she welcomed Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor as part of the royal family back in 2019. Since then, Meghan and Harry have withdrawn from the royal family, settled themselves in Montecito, California, and given an explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey on how they felt the royals failed to protect both themselves and the future of their child Archie within the family. During that interview, it also came out that a royal had enquired about how dark Archie’s skin would be, which underlined Meghan and Harry’s assertion that they had taken this space from the royals as much for themselves as for the future of their children, whom they simply couldn’t imagine subjecting to such an environment. For Archie’s birthday, the couple released a rare new photo of their boy — excuse us, little man! — holding a bunch of balloons and it’s truly amazing how much he’s grown up in two short years.
The Sussexes shared the new photo of Archie on their Archewell website (see photo HERE), along with a message of gratitude for the well wishes their family received and a call to join the couple in their advocacy work for vaccine equity as a way of marking the occasion.
“We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honor of Archie’s birthday,” the statement began. “Many of you donate to charities on his behalf, and mark the occasion by giving back or doing an act of service—all through the goodness of your hearts. You raise funds for those who need it most, and continue to do so organically and selflessly. We remain incredibly grateful.”
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