A front-page statement in The Mail On Sunday about the Duchess of Sussex’s victory in her copyright claim is on hold, to allow the newspaper’s publisher time to seek permission to appeal.
Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline, was previously ordered to print a statement on its front page and a notice on page three of the paper stating it “infringed her copyright” by publishing parts of a “personal and private” letter to her estranged father, Thomas Markle.
The duchess, 39, sued ANL over a series of articles which reproduced parts of a “heartfelt” letter sent to Mr Markle, 76, in August 2018.
She claimed the five articles published in February 2019 involved a misuse of her private information, breached her copyright and breached the Data Protection Act.
Last month, Meghan was granted summary judgment in relation to her privacy claim, meaning she won that part of the case without having to go to trial, as well as most of her copyright claim.
ANL were initially refused permission to appeal against that decision, but can still apply directly to the Court of Appeal.
In a further ruling, Lord Justice Warby said ANL had also…