The latest hearing in the Duchess of Sussex’s High Court privacy actionagainst the Mail On Sunday over the publication of a letter to her estrangedfather has begun following technical difficulties. Mr Justice Warby told thecourt that, earlier on Thursday morning, he had conducted a private hearingfrom which the press and public were excluded. The judge said he hadconsidered an application by Meghan’s lawyers to adjourn the trial of her caseagainst Associated Newspapers from January until “much later next year”. Headded that the “primary basis” for the adjournment was “a confidentialground”. Granting the application to adjourn the trial, Mr Justice Warby said:“The right decision in all the circumstances is to grant the application toadjourn. “That means that the trial date of January 11 2021 will be vacatedand the trial will be refixed for a new date in the autumn.”
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The Duchess of Sussex will ask a judge to postpone the trial of her privacyaction against the publisher of the Mail On Sunday, which was due to start inJanuary. Meghan is suing Associated Newspapers Ltd over an article publishedin August 2018 which reproduced parts of the handwritten letter sent to herfather, Thomas Markle.
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The Duke of Sussex has admitted his privileged upbringing as a member of theroyal family meant he had no understanding of unconscious racial bias. Harrysaid it took him many years – and the experience of “living” in wife Meghan’sshoes – to recognise the issue during a conversation with Black Lives Mattersupporter Patrick Hutchinson. (GQ)
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Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell believes the late royal would have approved of her daughter-in-law Duchess Meghan and her and her son Prince Harry's decision to step back from royal duties.