United Kingdom: tabloids lose appeal to Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle in New York on September 25, 2021. Angela Weiss AFP / Archivos

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UK Court of Justice dismisses

Mail on Sunday

editor's appeal

over Meghan Markle's letter to her father.

A decision which creates " 

a precedent 

" according to the Duchess and which calls for an overhaul of the tabloid industry.

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With our correspondent in London,

Marie Boëda

A few months after her marriage to Prince Harry,

Meghan Markle

sends a letter to her father.

She confides in him the harm he does her by pouring out in the tabloids, this popular English press and greedy for gossip.

A year later, Thomas Markle forwarded the entire letter to the

Mail on Sunda

y.

The Duchess of Sussex then decides to file a complaint for violation of her privacy. 

At the start of the year already, the British High Court ruled in his favor.

The Associated Newspaper publisher had appealed and just lost a second time.

Even if his life is in the public interest, it does not necessarily remain public property.

The

Mail on Sunday

plans to appeal to the Supreme Court

It's a victory, reacts the Duchess.

According to her, " 

we are now brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel

 ."

The court ruled that his letter should have been kept private. 

A first legal step that questions the very model of the tabloids.

Not sure, however, that this will serve as a lesson to them because for the editor of the newspaper, Meghan Markle knew that his letter could be made public.

Shortly after the court's announcement on Thursday, Associated Newspapers said it was considering going to the British Supreme Court after being dismissed on appeal.

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