Thomas Markle could testify against Duchess of Sussex in tabloid newspaper case
Meghan's father could testify against his daughter in court over claims a tabloid newspaper unlawfully published one of her private letters to him.
Thomas Markle could be called to the stand when the papers argue their publication of the letter was justified because of the 'huge and legitimate' public interest in their relationship.
Legal documents reveal the Mail On Sunday will rely on evidence from Mr Markle, including that he “had a weighty right to tell his version of what had happened between himself and his daughter including the contents of the letter”.
It means should the case go to trial, both Meghan and her father could be called to testify against one another, and the paper’s sister publication the Daily Mail reported Mr Markle would be prepared to face her in court.
It comes just 24 hours after the Queen agreed Harry and Meghan could step back as senior royals and begin a “new life” as an “independent” family.
Buckingham Palace also confirmed the Sussexes would begin a “transition period” in which they would split their time between the UK and Canada.