Meghan Markle Hired Princess Diana's Former Lawyer for Her Tabloid Case

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Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Duchess Meghan has hired David Sherborne, a lawyer who previously represented her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, for her ongoing British tabloid lawsuit.

  • Sherborne has represented a slew of high-profile celebrities including Elton John, the Beckhams, and Harry Styles.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is taking a page from Princess Diana as she currently undergoes her lawsuit against a British tabloid.

According to 5RB law firm's official website, the duchess has hired David Sherborne to represent her in her lawsuit against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday. Sherborne has not only previously represented Meghan's late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, but also high-profile British celebrities such as Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham, and Harry Styles.

"He is also acting for HRH The Duchess of Sussex in her misuse of private information, breach of data protection, and infringement of copyright action against Associated Newspapers," read a statement on Sherborne's official profile.

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Meghan is suing the Mail on Sunday and its publisher for publishing excerpts from an obtained private letter she sent to her father in 2018, allegedly printed with the intention of manipulating the newspaper's readers. According to the duchess's lawyers, the act violates privacy, copyright, and data protection laws in the United Kingdom.

Earlier this month, in an open letter sent from the Sussexes' representatives, both Meghan and Prince Harry declared they would no longer engage with The Sun, Mirror, Daily Mail, and Express publications due to their reporting style toward the royal couple.

"This policy is not about avoiding criticism. It's not about shutting down public conversation or censoring accurate reporting," said the couple in their letter. "Media have every right to report on and indeed have an opinion on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, good or bad. But it can't be based on a lie."

A source close to the Sussexes confirms to BAZAAR.com that should Meghan win the case, she will be donating damages from the lawsuit to an anti-bullying charity.

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