Duchess Meghan: Newspaper must put their victory in court on the front page

Duchess Meghan
Newspaper needs to front page its victory in court

Duchess Meghan does not speak well of the British media landscape.

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Bitter pill for "Daily Mail" and "Mail on Sunday": The newspapers have to report on the front page of Duchess Meghan's victory in court.

The fact that Duchess Meghan (39, "Suits") was able to score an important victory in the legal battle with the "Daily Mail" and "Mail on Sunday" has to be prominently announced in the British newspapers. According to "BBC News", the judge responsible has ordered that a statement on the outcome of the trial must be placed on the front page and on page three. This is to ensure that the correction is not "hidden" on one of the back pages. The online edition "The Mail Online" meanwhile has to place the statement on the website for a full week.

Payment in the millions

A spokesman for the "Mail on Sunday" is quoted as saying that the other side wants to appeal this judgment. A British court had previously awarded Duchess Meghan the legal costs of around 520,000 euros. This is only a provisional payment. The editors have to pay a total of 90 percent of Meghan's court costs for their privacy and copyright infringement suit against Associated Newspapers, which is estimated at 1.55 million euros.

Duchess Meghan had sued the editors of "The Mail On Sunday" and "Mail Online" over articles in which parts of a handwritten letter to her father were published. In August 2018, she sent it to Thomas Markle (76). Prince Harry's (36) wife sought damages in court for misuse of private information, copyright infringement and violation of the data protection act – and was awarded the law in most cases.