Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle's Father Reveals Reason 'She Got Upset With Me' Amid Feud Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images

On Thursday, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, won the latest round of privacy battle with the publisher of a UK tabloid, despite revealing alleged contradictions in her court claims.

Meghan had sued the media group for twisting facts and manipulating the public. Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) was accused of publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father, Thomas Markle in August 2018.

Meghan, 40, brought the lawsuit against ANL after the Mail on Sunday reproduced parts of the private letter. The publishers previously ​said that they stood by the decision to publish excerpts from the handwritten letter, defending the case vigorously. It was revealed that Meghan had written the letter with the knowledge that it might be leaked to the public.

However, senior judge Geoffrey Vos said in the brief hearing that the contents of the letter "were personal, private and not matters of legitimate public interest." The Court of Appeal in London made their decision favoring Meghan’s privacy case over the letter she sent her dad.

Despite her victory, another matter came to light during the hearing. Meghan and her husband Prince Harry reportedly provided authors of the book, "Finding Freedom" information to use in the biography. She apologized to the court for misleading them after apparently forgetting to mention that she had briefed an aide over the book.

Meghan’s credibility was questioned during the hearing after evidence was submitted to the High Court by ANL in November by Harry and Meghan's former communications secretary, Jason Knauf. He provided information proving the Duchess's influence in writing of the book, including his email message exchange with the couple.

The ANL spokesperson shared their disappointment over the court’s decision. They are considering filing an appeal to the Supreme Court.

"This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what's right," Meghan said in a statement. "What matters most is that we are now collectively brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel, and profits from the lies and pain that they create."

Meghan Markle
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks during a special school assembly at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham ahead of International Women’s Day (IWD) held on Sunday 8th March, on March 6, 2020 in London, England. Photo by Ben Stansall-WPA Pool/Getty Images

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