Meghan Markle finally got her court-mandated public apology from a U.K tabloid on Sunday.
The long-awaited sorry was published on Boxing Day in The Mail on Sunday, after it published a personal letter from the Duchess of Sussex to her father, Thomas Markle.
The legal battle lasted nearly three years, ending earlier this year after a High Court ruled in Meghan’s favour.
“The Duchess of Sussex wins her legal case for copyright infringement against associated newspapers for articles published in The Mail on Sunday and posted on Mail Online ,” the paper’s front page read.
She alleged copyright infringement by the paper after it reprinted part of the five-page handwritten note she wrote Markle after her royal wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.
A judge ordered publisher Associated Newspapers to pay out damages and £1.5 million ($2.6 million) in legal costs in March.
Inside the paper includes a report of the summary judgment.
“The Court found that Associated Newspapers infringed her copyright by publishing extracts of her handwritten letter to her father in The Mail on Sunday and in Mail Online, ” read the judge’s statement in dismissing the paper’s appeal, adding the publication of Meghan’s letter to her dad violated her “reasonable expectation” of privacy.
“Those contents were personal, private and not matters of legitimate public interest.”
In December, Meghan called it a win “for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right.”
The Duchess intends to make donations to anti-bullying charities from the “financial remedies” that will eventually be made by the Mail.
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