Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now starting to feel the legal repercussions of their shocking series of tell-all interviews after two years of revealing interviews.
A US judge dismissed Meghan’s last-ditch effort to avoid taking the stand in a defamation and malicious lying case brought by her estranged older half-sister, Samantha Markle, last week.
Samantha claims that during her 2021 TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan made “demonstrably false and malicious comments… to a worldwide audience [of] approximately 50 million individuals in 17 countries.”
Samantha’s attorneys will now grill Meghan, 41, and Prince Harry, 38, while they are being questioned under oath.
Her legal team has said they’ll look into whether Meghan made up details about her upbringing to support a “rags to royalty” fairytale, and they’ll also try to get her to retract her claim that the royal family is made up of racists.
Prince William, Harry’s 40-year-old brother, “will be following with intense interest” in this case, a royal insider said.
Wills, according to New Idea, was “furious” after Meghan claimed senior royals made “concerning comments” about the potential skin tone of her unborn child.
The accusations were left hanging over the heads of the other Windsors, despite the Sussexes’ clarification that neither the late Prince Philip nor Queen Elizabeth uttered the remarks.
William was on the verge of filing a lawsuit at the time, according to a source. “Harry and Meghan essentially raised the issue of who the alleged royal racist is, which has had a negative impact on society. But the Queen persuaded him otherwise.
There is currently no one standing in William’s way after Her Majesty’s passing in September, which may force the brothers to square off in court.
Given that he performed an astonishing U-turn on the accusations during an interview while promoting his book, Spare, insiders allege that “Harry seems to know this.”
One source questions whether Harry’s team believed it would be preferable for Harry to correct the record because they believe William has a case.
especially with the forthcoming Sam Markle case. Given that William is still upset with Harry, you’d expect he would be monitoring any potential deposition.
Yet, there is disagreement among courtiers as to whether taking the legal road is his best option because no one wants to see these once-close brothers go head-to-head in court.