Meghan Markle felt under-supported by the British monarchy when gossip press stories surfaced while pregnant. She also said she was not allowed to defend herself against untrue reports, according to court documents that the BBC got access to.

The papers are part of the lawsuit brought by Markle against the publisher of Mail on Sunday and Mail Online, after Mail On Sunday published parts of a letter Markle wrote for her father in February 2019.

In the article quoting the alleged letter, the newspaper claimed that Markle accused her father of colluding with her sister Samantha. Markle would therefore want to distance herself from her father, according to the tabloid newspaper.

It's not the only case she and her husband Prince Harry have started against a newspaper. Her husband has sued Daily Mirror and The Sun for tapping his phone. The prince states that his voicemail messages have been listened to and therefore wants to take the owners of both newspapers to court.

Markle accuses the publisher of violating her privacy and copyright rights and wants damages. It is not yet clear when the case will be served. In May, a hearing already took place, in which the judge rejected some claims of 38-year-old Markle.

The couple now lives in Los Angeles. At the end of last year, the prince and the former actress announced their waiver of their royal obligations.

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