Prince Harry accepts apology and wins damages in United Kingdom libel suit
Feb 03 2021
It also adds that Meghan finds the accusations offensive, "To see this United Kingdom tabloid and their carnival of so-called "experts" chose to deceptively whip this into a calculated family "snub" and suggest that she would oddly want to be nameless on her child's birth certificate, or any other legal document, would be laughable were it not offensive".
In setting out his reasons on costs, Mr Justice Nicklin reminded Harry's legal team that the goal of such a statement in open court is to enable them to "publicise the fact and terms of the settlement of the claim".
Meghan and Harry's US PR team blamed the palace for taking "Rachel Meghan" off the document, leaving just "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex", reports the Daily Mail.
In a short statement at the remote hearing on Monday, the duke's lawyer Jenny Afia said Associated Newspapers had accepted the allegations were false, "albeit after considerable damage was already done". "It was changed to ensure consistency of the name and title of the Duchess with other private documents".
The Palace insider continued exposing Meghan Markle's claim as false by saying, "These are civil documents, there is no protocol".
The Duchess of Sussex hit back at a report that claimed she had changed her name on her son's birth certificate. "This was not requested by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex nor by The Duke of Sussex".
"These are civil documents, there is no protocol".
Prince Harry's victory, however, is a significant one and shows that he is willing and able to pursue legal against against sections of the tabloid press, unhindered by his relations with other members of the Royal Family or the view of senior royal aides.
Archie's birth was born on May 6 2019 and his birth was registered on May 17, 2019.
Several names have been mooted as the Duke's replacements, including the Princess Royal as the first female Captain General of the Royal Marines, although more recently it has been claimed that some in the force have pushed for the Duke of Cambridge, who served with the RAF, to take on the mantle.
"As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties, including official military appointments", the royal family noted.
They announced they would be stepping down as senior royals in January 2020.