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#586913
They are now almost without exception referring to her simply as Meghan Markle in their headlines, and only as the Duchess of Sussex in the text of the article.
#587054
Duchess of Sussex to take legal action against newspaper over private letter.
The Duchess of Sussex has started legal action against the Mail on Sunday newspaper over an allegation it unlawfully published one of her private letters.
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/d ... ar-AAI7C4Q

Yes!
#587056
The official statement in full.

Statement by His Royal Highness
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
01 October 2019
As a couple, we believe in media freedom and objective, truthful reporting. We regard it as a cornerstone of democracy and in the current state of the world – on every level – we have never needed responsible media more.
Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.
There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face – as so many of you can relate to – I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been. Because in today’s digital age, press fabrications are repurposed as truth across the globe. One day’s coverage is no longer tomorrow’s chip-paper.
Up to now, we have been unable to correct the continual misrepresentations - something that these select media outlets have been aware of and have therefore exploited on a daily and sometimes hourly basis.
It is for this reason we are taking legal action, a process that has been many months in the making. The positive coverage of the past week from these same publications exposes the double standards of this specific press pack that has vilified her almost daily for the past nine months; they have been able to create lie after lie at her expense simply because she has not been visible while on maternity leave. She is the same woman she was a year ago on our wedding day, just as she is the same woman you’ve seen on this Africa tour.
For these select media this is a game, and one that we have been unwilling to play from the start. I have been a silent witness to her private suffering for too long. To stand back and do nothing would be contrary to everything we believe in.
This particular legal action hinges on one incident in a long and disturbing pattern of behaviour by British tabloid media. The contents of a private letter were published unlawfully in an intentionally destructive manner to manipulate you, the reader, and further the divisive agenda of the media group in question. In addition to their unlawful publication of this private document, they purposely misled you by strategically omitting select paragraphs, specific sentences, and even singular words to mask the lies they had perpetuated for over a year.
There comes a point when the only thing to do is to stand up to this behaviour, because it destroys people and destroys lives. Put simply, it is bullying, which scares and silences people. We all know this isn’t acceptable, at any level. We won’t and can’t believe in a world where there is no accountability for this.
Though this action may not be the safe one, it is the right one. Because my deepest fear is history repeating itself. I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.
We thank you, the public, for your continued support. It is hugely appreciated. Although it may not seem like it, we really need it.
#587061
Meanwhile, the same bunch of spoon-fed sub-morons this shite attracts are taking to social media about Harry's response. Probably blaming Meghan for making him soft and snowflakey like her.

Mission accomplished. If only there was any reason or logic to said mission
#587064
You know, with this, and if Brenda does somehow give Johnson his marching orders and cause a Brexit extension, the Mail will become so republican it'll make The Guardian look like one of those lunatics who wait outside Sandringham Church on Christmas morning on the off chance they get to see the left elbow of Princess Eugenie.
#587067
Oh no, they'll still be royalists- just that they want some new royals. Think Francis Urquhart at the end of To Play the King.
#587069
Andy McDandy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Oh no, they'll still be royalists- just that they want some new royals. Think Francis Urquhart at the end of To Play the King.
It's an interesting concept - RLU.
#587073
That statement by Harry was better than I ever expected. That was about much more than just the letter that was published. He went both barrels at them about their behaviour as a whole. Well played lad. I think we all wondered whether or not there'll be a point where he finally hits back and he's bloody well done that! He's going to get an absolute kicking but he's clearly up for the fight. It's fair to say he has some pretty vast resources at his disposal!

Would the Queen have had to give him the nod to go ahead with this do you think?
#587074
This appears to be the Mail on Sunday's response.
A spokesman for the Mail on Sunday said: 'The Mail on Sunday stands by the story it published and will be defending this case vigorously. Specifically, we categorically deny that the Duchess's letter was edited in any way that changed its meaning.'
So they do admit to editing the letter but deny that the editing changed its meaning. Given the very personal nature of the letter and the subject matter it is very difficult to see how leaving out bits wouldn't at least alter the tone of the letter.
#587079
Andrew Pierce was on BBC Breakfast earlier, smarming on about how everybody loves Meghan. Two-faced git.

Although he did try to hole Harry's argument before the water line by saying that Diana died because she got into a car with a drunk driver, rather than there being any role for our sainted press.
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#587083
satnav wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:33 pm
This appears to be the Mail on Sunday's response.
A spokesman for the Mail on Sunday said: 'The Mail on Sunday stands by the story it published and will be defending this case vigorously. Specifically, we categorically deny that the Duchess's letter was edited in any way that changed its meaning.'
So they do admit to editing the letter but deny that the editing changed its meaning. Given the very personal nature of the letter and the subject matter it is very difficult to see how leaving out bits wouldn't at least alter the tone of the letter.
There with the "categorically deny" again.
I've posted about this before - a regular liar's defence that sounds all legalistic, but means nothing.
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