Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are suing Mail on Sunday for illegally publishing one of Markle’s private letters. Harry described the British tabloid’s influence as “relentless propaganda” which has had “painful” effects on his wife. With great emotion, the Prince is standing up for his wife against what he sees as bullying. He connects the bullying of his mother to her tragic death and vows he will not let that happen again.
So what’s the formal accusation? The lawsuit against the newspaper is for misusing private information, copyright infringement and violating the 2018 Data Protection Act. If the couple wins a financial award, the money will be donated to a nonprofit, anti-bullying organization.
Harry and Meghan say they believe in “media freedom and objective, truthful reporting” as a “cornerstone of democracy.” Apparently, these ideals are inspiration for the fight.