Meghan Markle has threatened the Mail on Sunday with legal action after privacy breach 1 year ago

Meghan Markle has threatened the Mail on Sunday with legal action after privacy breach

We don't blame her.

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has threatened the Mail on Sunday with legal action under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.

The paper published parts of a private letter that the Duchess had sent to her father, Thomas Markle.

Talk about a breach of privacy.

Mr Markle gave the letter to the publication, in response to an interview that Meghan's friends have to People.

In the aforementioned interview, Meghan's friends came to her defence.

According to The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday hired a "handwriting expert" to analyse the letter, and then printed a number of extracts.

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Copyright lawyer Alex Newman told the Guardian:

"A letter is a copyright work as it is a literary work."

"As soon as you create a copyright work, you will own the copyright until it expires automatically. This gives you the right to prevent anyone else copying, or issuing to the public, the whole or a substantial part of your copyrighted work."

It has been reported that Meghan Markle asked her father to stop speaking to the media about their relationship by providing interviews and stories to publishers.

Kensington Palace has used copyright legislation to curtail reporting in the past.