Meghan Markle will soon be collecting a “significant” sum from Associated Newspapers, publisher to the Daily Mail, after she won her court case against the company in December.
Court documents seen by Harper’s Bazaar confirm the news, but don’t go into detail about the specific amount of damages the Duchess of Sussex can expect to receive. These damages are meant to imdemnify Markle for copyright infringement after the Mail published excerpts of private letters between her and her father.
We do, however, know that the duchess will also receive a symbolic amount of £1 for invasion of privacy.
As for this large, unspecified sum of money, a spokesperson for the royal told Bazaar that it “will be donated to an anti-bullying charity.”
This choice of cause is a significant one, as the subject of bullying has come up again and again throughout Markle’s handful of years as a duchess. When the Sussexes began legal proceedings against Associated Newspapers, Prince Harry released an open letter in which he accused the British media of bullying his wife in the same way they had done his late mother Princess Diana.
“There comes a point when the only thing to do is to stand up to this behaviour, because it destroys people and destroys lives,” the duke wrote at the time. “Put simply, it is bullying, which scares and silences people. We all know this isn’t acceptable, at any level. We won’t and can’t believe in a world where there is no accountability for this.”
Soon after, Markle…