Royal family news – live: Meghan Markle’s father ‘could testify against her’ in court, as Duchess of Sussex makes first public appearance since leaving UK

Chiara Giordano
File image of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, arriving at Canada House, in London, 7 January, 2020: Daniel Leal-Olivas /PA

Meghan Markle’s estranged father could give evidence against her in her legal case against the Mail on Sunday, court papers suggest.

Thomas Markle has agreed to be a witness for the newspaper after the Duchess of Sussex launched legal action against the title and sister publication MailOnline for publishing a private letter she sent to her father in August 2018.

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Bradford to speak to young people about life in the West Yorkshire city and local employers helping youngsters to get jobs.

Meghan was also seen in public for the first time since heading back to Canada as she visited a women’s shelter in Vancouver.

It comes after a tumultuous week for the royal family and just days after the Queen agreed Meghan and husband Prince Harry could step back as senior royals and start a “new life” as an “independent” family.