Meghan Markle Didn’t Feel Like the Royal Family Protected Her During Media Attacks

According to court papers, Meghan Markle felt “unprotected” by the royal family and suffered “tremendous emotional distress” while she was pregnant with baby Archie.

As the BBC reports, court docs also detailed that Meghan was the victim of “false” media reports, and that her royal role meant she was “prohibited from defending herself.”

Meghan is suing Associated Newspapers for breach of privacy and copyright infringement for printing a letter from her estranged dad in 2018. Associated Newspapers is the publisher of the Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail and MailOnline, media outlets Meghan claims were the worst offenders during this time.

“The Claimant had become the subject of a large number of false and damaging articles by the UK tabloid media, specifically by the Defendant, which caused tremendous emotional distress and damage to her mental health,” the papers say, according to the BBC.

Furthermore, the papers explain that her friends had to step in because they were deeply concerned.

“As her friends had never seen her in this state before, they were rightly concerned for her welfare, specifically as she was pregnant, unprotected by the Institution, and prohibited from defending herself,” docs say.

Associated Newspapers denies all her claims.

Wow. We have to say, it’s rare for a member of the royal family to sue a media company. This could be monumental! We’ll certainly be paying attention.