Thomas Markle says ‘the truth is coming out’ after Duchess of Sussex apologises to court over biography emails

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Thomas Markle, right, said the ‘truth is coming out’ after his daughter Meghan, left, apologised to the court  (PA)
Thomas Markle, right, said the ‘truth is coming out’ after his daughter Meghan, left, apologised to the court (PA)

Thomas Markle has said the “truth is coming out” after email exchanges revealed the Duchess of Sussex had briefed her press secretary prior to sending her father a letter involved in her High Court privacy case.

Meghan Markle apologised apologised for misleading the court over her recollection of the information given by her aides to the authors of an unauthorised biography about her and her husband.

The Duchess, 40, sued the publisher of The Mail On Sunday, Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), over five articles that reproduced parts of a “personal and private” letter sent to her father Thomas Markle, 77, in August 2018.

The court heard this week that Meghan and Harry’s former communications secretary Jason Knauf provided information to the authors of Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

In a witness statement, Mr Knauf said the book was “discussed on a routine basis”, which was “discussed directly with the duchess multiple times in person and over email”.

Mr Knauf claimed that Meghan said she would refer to her father as “daddy” because it would “pull at the heartstrings” if it was leaked.

Asked about the revelations, Mr Markle told GB News: “Finally the truth is coming out.

"Thank God for Jason Knauf, I’d be happy to invite him over here and take him to Sizzler - we’ll enjoy a steak and a nice little dinner together.

"He’s certainly putting things in the right perspective."

In her witness statement, made public on Wednesday, Meghan apologised for misleading the court about whether Mr Knauf provided information to Mr Scobie or Ms Durand.

She said: “I accept that Mr Knauf did provide some information to the authors for the book and that he did so with my knowledge, for a meeting that he planned for with the authors in his capacity as communications secretary.

“The extent of the information he shared is unknown to me.

“When I approved the passage…I did not have the benefit of seeing these emails and I apologise to the court for the fact that I had not remembered these exchanges at the time.”

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