The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has accused a tabloid newspaper of publishing lies, including claims she bought a £5,000 copper bath and spent £500,000 on sound-proofing her Windsor home. Documents lodged at the High Court are said to accuse The Mail on Sunday of exploiting her father, Thomas Markle, and making false claims about her baby shower and her relationship with Doria Ragland, her mother.
The Duchess has apparently accused newspapers belonging to The Mail of a three-year campaign against her, listing an extensive list of “false” and “absurd” stories. They reportedly included claims the Duke and Duchess “splashed out £5,000” on a copper bathtub and “forked out £500k” on sound-proofing to block out the noise of aeroplanes from Heathrow. Apparently the couple also installed a yoga studio, an orangery, a tennis court and a “guest wing” for Ms Ragland, accusations that have also been filed as being untrue.
The Duchess is seeking unspecified damages relating to claim of breach of copyright, data protection and privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Stories she will argue were fabricated will reportedly include one that described her as being “(almost) straight outta Compton”, another suggesting her former private secretary walked out because she was “difficult” to work with and another suggesting she “deliberately” left her mother out of her baby shower and “ditched” her for her celebrity friends.Buckingham Palace declined to comment.