Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have the Perfect Plan If They Win Their Lawsuit
It’s clear to many royal fans that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have not had an easy time in the past year. The couple has been incessantly criticized and written about negatively in the media. However, they are not standing by quietly any longer.
Recently, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that they will take actions against media outlets that have been defaming them.
The couple is not just protecting their image either. If they win the lawsuit, they actually have a generous plan to help other people as well.
Meghan Markle has been ‘bullied’ by the press since she started dating Prince Harry
Markle and Prince Harry began dating in 2016. Although they tried to keep their relationship private, it didn’t take long for the media to catch on. Since then, there have constantly been negative stories about Markle in the press.
In the months leading up to the royal wedding, a few family members of Markle tried to make her look bad. Most notably, her half-sister, Samantha, began spreading rumors about Markle being an opportunist who ditched her loved ones to pursue fame.
After she became a royal, Markle then had to deal with even more gossip. This time, people began talking about her alleged feud with Kate Middleton and how her staff members were reportedly giving her mean nicknames. At the same time, she also received criticism about pretty much everything she did.
It got to the point where Markle is now the second-least popular woman in the royal family, just after Camilla Parker Bowles.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are suing a few tabloid news outlets
Markle and Prince Harry recently decided that they have had enough of the negative press. In early October, Prince Harry ultimately published a statement announcing that he and his wife are suing the Mail On Sunday and its parent company, Associated Newspapers, for their “ruthless campaign” against Markle.
“My wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences,” the prince shared. “I have been a silent witness to her private suffering for too long. To stand back and do nothing would be contrary to everything we believe in.”
He also compared Markle’s experience to what his mother, Princess Diana, went through a few decades ago.
Prince Harry said: “I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will sue the Mail On Sunday over the paper’s unauthorized publication of a personal letter written by Markle. According to Schillings, the law firm that will represent the couple, the Mail On Sunday tends to “publish false and deliberately derogatory stories about her, as well as her husband.”
It has also been announced that legal actions will be taken against two other news outlets: Mirror and The Sun.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will donate the money if they win
It is not clear how much Markle and Prince Harry are asking for in terms of damages, but their statement revealed that, if they do win, they will not keep the money for themselves. Instead, they will donate all the proceeds to an anti-bullying charity organization.
It seems that this lawsuit is not just about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Rather, they are using this opportunity to stop bullying for other royals as well as potentially help ordinary citizens avoid becoming victims themselves.