05 Aug Meghan wins High Court fight against Mail newspapers to protect identities of five friends | UK News
The identities of five friends of the Duchess of Sussex who gave an anonymous interview to a US magazine will not be revealed, the High Court has ruled.
Meghan is suing Associated Newspapers (ANL), which publishes The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline, over the publication of parts of a “private and confidential” handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father in 2018.
The duchess had put in a legal bid for five friends who spoke to People magazine to remain anonymous in reports of court proceedings.
In the article published last year, the friends spoke out about bullying against Meghan.
The duchess says her friends gave the interview without her knowledge, but ANL said she “caused or permitted” the article to be published.
ANL’s legal team had resisted Meghan’s application.