Kensington Palace aides reportedly helped Meghan Markle write an apparently ‘non-public’ letter to her estranged father Thomas Markle, in line with the courtroom paperwork.
The Duchess of Sussex is suing the British tabloid over an article which reproduced components of the handwritten letter despatched to Thomas Markle, 76, in August 2018.
Prince Harry’s spouse has claimed the the tabloid breached knowledge safety and copyright legal guidelines by revealing extracts from the ‘non-public and confidential’ letter.
But attorneys for ANL have claimed in paperwork filed on the High Court in London that the letter was not the ‘personal mental creation’ of the 39-year-old royal.
They argue that the Kensington Palace communications workforce ‘contributed to the writing’ of an digital draft, which the letter was later ‘copied’ from.
The paperwork, in line with ‘Mail Online’, state: ‘It is for the claimant (Meghan) to show she was the one one who contributed to the writing of the digital draft.
‘Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the defendant infers that Jason Knauf and/or others within the Kensington Palace communications workforce contributed to the writing of the digital draft.
‘Precisely which components had been the results of such contribution is uniquely recognized to the Claimant, Jason Knauf and others within the workforce.’
It comes after it emerged the duchess’s privateness motion in opposition to the tabloid is not going to be heard till autumn subsequent yr after being postponed final month for a ‘confidential cause’.
Mr Justice Warby agreed on October 29 to adjourn the trial – which was as a consequence of begin on January 11 subsequent yr – till the autumn following an earlier non-public listening to.
The choose mentioned the non-public listening to was essential to guard ‘the confidentiality of the data relied on’ by Meghan in her software to postpone the trial.
The confidential info was mentioned by the choose to be the ‘main’ cause for the duchess wanting the trial to be adjourned.