A three-year-long legal battle has come to a halt and a tongue-in-cheek win for Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
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Markle took on Associated Newspapers, the parent company to British tabloid the Mail on Sunday (which also runs MailOnline in digital format) after the outlet published excerpts from a handwritten letter she wrote to estranged father, Thomas Markle.
The duchess sued the Mail on grounds of privacy infringement, and after threats of bringing the case to the UK Supreme Court, settled the case for a sum that she will be finally be paid on January 9 — $1.35 (the equivalent of just £1.)
Associated Newspapers will also pay Markle a “confidential” sum regarding her claims of copyright infringement (because she authored the letter that was reprinted without her legal permission) and potentially cover part of her legal costs, if ordered by the court.