UK tabloid to fight Meghan Markle's lawsuit on letter to dad

October 02, 2019

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Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, arrives at the Youth Employment Services (YES) Hub as she visits Tembisa township, near Johannesburg, South Africa on October 2. — Reuters
Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, arrives at the Youth Employment Services (YES) Hub as she visits Tembisa township, near Johannesburg, South Africa on October 2. — Reuters

The Mail on Sunday newspaper says it will defend itself "vigorously" against a lawsuit brought by Prince Harry's wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

Read: Meghan Markle sues Britain's Mail on Sunday over private letter

The newspaper said on Tuesday night it "stands by the story" in question, which concerns publication of a letter Meghan had written to her estranged father.

"Specifically, we categorically deny that the duchess's letter was edited in any way that changed its meaning," the tabloid said in a statement.

The royal's civil lawsuit accuses the Mail on Sunday of copyright infringement, misuse of private information and violating the UK's data protection law with the "intrusive" publication of the letter, Schillings, the law firm handling the case, said.

Prince Harry also released a statement bitterly attacking the press for its treatment of Meghan.