Meghan Markle allowed friends to give personal information to biography authors

Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in8CancelPlay now

Get our daily royal round-up direct to your inbox

Sign upWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid Email

Megan Markle wanted friends approached by the authors of an unofficial biography to correct any "misrepresentation".

The Duchess of Sussex made the claims in new documents lodged with the high court.

Concerned that "her father's narrative" about her abandoning him might be repeated in Finding Freedom, Meghan made sure her side of things was known.

Rather than speaking to authors Omid Scobie or Carolyn Durand directly, she gave personal information to a friend she knew had been contacted by them for that friend to pass on.

In doing so she hoped “the true position… could be communicated to the authors to prevent any further misrepresentation".

"She does not know to what extent or in what terms this one item of information concerning her communications with her father was shared with the authors," the documents claim.

Finding Freedom delved into the lives of Harry and Meghan

However, she was not aware if the Kensington Palace communications team provided information on her behalf.

The latest revelations came as part of a lawsuit Meghan is mounting against the Mail on Sunday over the publication of a letter she wrote to her father.

The duchess is seeking damages from the publisher for alleged misuse of private information, copyright infringement and breach of the Data Protection Act.

Thomas Markle
(Image: Thomas Markle: My Story/Channel 5)

Associated Newspapers, the Mail on Sunday's publisher, wholly denies the allegations, particularly the duchess's claim the letter was edited in any way that changed its meaning, and says it will hotly contest the case.

Its lawyers claim palace aides helped the former Suits actress write the letter.

Court documents also show that Megan wrote to her father Thomas Markle on the advice of two members of the Royal Family.

Meghan and Harry Finding Freedom

  • 10 most explosive claims

  • Meghan's new engagement ring

  • 'Incident' with nanny in middle of night

  • Meghan's tears before emotional goodbye

She then shared the draft with her husband and Jason Knauf, at that point communications secretary.

Mr Knauf “provided feedback” in the form of “general ideas,” the documents claim.

You may also like...