A lot has been said and written about Meghan Markle's "private" letter to her father, which was exposed to the public. The letter went viral on social media, creating an uproar because apparently Meghan wasn't in favor of her father, Thomas Markle Sr., sharing the intimate details of the letter to the media. 

However, it's now being said that Meghan leaked the letter she sent to her father, "invading her own privacy." "She is facing claims she invaded her own privacy after her US friends provided details of the letter's contents to an American celeb magazine," revealed The Mirror journalist Christopher Bucktin.

"Pals of the royal spoke to a journalist from People after Meghan had reportedly sanctioned the move. She could now be forced to swear on oath whether she did," he added.

Meghan and her family have always shared a turbulent relationship, which is why none of her family members attended her wedding with Prince Harry in May 2018. Back in February, one of Meghan's close friends, who refused to disclose their name, revealed that the Duchess of Sussex had written her dad a letter in which she explained how heartbroken she was.

"After the wedding, she wrote him a letter," revealed the anonymous friend. "She's like, 'Dad. I'm so heartbroken. I love you, I have one father. Please stop victimizing me through the media so we can repair our relationship.'"

It was Daily Mail that released the letter that Meghan wrote to Thomas, and now the Duchess of Sussex is suing the newspaper for misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2008. To clarify why he released the letter, Thomas said that he wouldn't have done it "had it not been for the People magazine piece which meant I had to release portions to defend myself."

"This doesn't seal it in favor of the press, but it might weaken her claim if she has, in fact, disclosed this information to other people, disclose the letter to other people, by putting it out there into the public domain," Dr. Paul Wragg, associate professor at the University of Leeds School of Law, told InStyle.

"Any earlier limited disclosure was necessary in the public interest to prevent the public from being misled," legal expert Amber Melville-Brown told Insider. "And that only by referring to the fact and the tone, even some of the content, of the letter, could the public be disabused of the false impression given that here was a cold-hearted daughter refusing to engage with her estranged father," she revealed further.

However, that might be the paper's argument too in court. "In response to that argument, the paper will likely argue that the letter was not a 'Dear Daddy' conciliatory olive branch, and accordingly, that there is a public interest justification in exposing what they allege to be the true nature and content of the letter -- again to prevent the public from being misled," said Brown.

"Debate rages in some camps around whether Meghan Markle has 'infringed her own privacy' by apparently discussing it with friends prior to publication," Michael Sweeney, senior legal counsel at Incopro, told Insider.

"The letter enjoys copyright protection as a literary work under English copyright law. In reproducing it without consent or license, Associated Newspapers has prima facie infringed those rights, subject to the availability of any defenses, including that of public interest," added Sweeney.

Meghan Markle Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, signs a book of condolence on behalf of the Royal Family at New Zealand House on March 19, 2019, in London, England. Ian Vogler -WPA Pool/Getty Images