By Amechi Idumuebor, For Agenda Watchdog, April 24, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Meghan Markle is willing to take the stand in a legal battle with the British press, it was revealed today, setting up an extraordinary High Court showdown with her estranged father who she branded a liar.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, is suing Associated Newspapers, owner of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, over an article which reproduced parts of a handwritten note she sent to Mr Markle, 75, in August 2018, three months after he was unable to walk her down the aisle following a heart attack.
The first stage of her case started at the High Court in London today where the publisher made an application to have parts of her claim thrown out. It was held via video link due to coronavirus.
Her celebrity barrister David Sherborne told the hearing his client had suffered ‘great personal anguish and distress’ as part of an alleged ‘agenda’ against her in the press before making it clear Meghan would give evidence during any future trial.