Meghan Markle Set to Make a Rare Public Appearance Just Days After the Release of ‘Finding Freedom’
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been extremely successful with avoiding the public eye since they moved to Los Angeles earlier this year. However, the former royals have still been making plenty of headlines thanks to their legal battle with UK tabloids, their charity work in Southern California and at virtual events, and a shocking new tell-all book about Megxit.
Meghan Markle is suing the ‘Mail on Sunday’ over a ‘private’ letter sent to her father
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have essentially been at war with the British tabloid press since rumors started swirling that they were an item back in late 2016. Harry still has vivid memories of how they treated his mother, Princess Diana. He has been doing everything he can to protect his wife and son, Archie Harrison, from suffering anything near the same fate.
The Duchess of Sussex felt so violated by the Mail on Sunday when they published a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, amid their very public estrangement, that she decided to take her war with the tabloids to court.
According to The Sun, Markle claims that when the Mail on Sunday’s publisher Associated Newspapers (ANL) published the letter it was an “invasion of privacy.” But, ANL is arguing that the letter was already in the public domain because five anonymous friends of Markle’s discussed it in an interview with People magazine.
A new Harry and Meghan tell-all hits stores this week
The new book Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is scheduled to hit bookstores on August 11. Harry and Meghan have issued a statement via their rep that they had nothing to do with the book. However, there appears to be some sort of connection between Scobie and the Sussexes.
In Meghan’s court case, the judge recently ruled that Meghan’s friends who spoke to People must remain anonymous “for the time being.” In another judgment issued on August 5, the judge said there was evidence Meghan’s team “briefed the press” ahead of time about her attempt to stop her friends from being publicly identified.
Justice Warby said the proof was that Scobie tweeted about Meghan’s application with the court less than one hour after it was filed – along with a photo of the cover page.
“The inference invited is that he had been provided with a copy by representatives of the claimant [Markle],” said Justice Warby. “This seems very likely.”
Meghan Markle will make rare public appearance at virtual summit
Just three days after Finding Freedom comes out, the Duchess of Sussex is scheduled to appear as the final speaker at an online event for The 19th Represents. The organization was founded to “shine a light on the unfinished business of the 19th amendment and empowering women.”
According to Hello Magazine, Markle will interview the co-founder and CEO of The 19th Represents, Emily Ramshaw, about creating a modern newsroom in the 21st century with gender equity.
Markle – who celebrated her 39th birthday on August 4 – told Glamour magazine that she is looking forward to speaking with Ramshaw about such an important topic.
“The 19th’s commitment to reporting and storytelling that lifts up those who are too often underrepresented in the media has never been more important,” Markle said. “I’m looking forward to asking the co-founder what it means to build a media outlet with gender equity, diversity, and community at its core.”