MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY COULD FACE LEGAL ACTION IF THEY NAME ‘ROYAL RACIST’ WHO ‘COMMENTED ON ARCHIE’S SKIN’
A top lawyer says it’s time for the Royal Family to “step up” when it comes to dealing with the Sussexes.
It comes after an updated chapter in unauthorised biography Finding Freedom reveals the pair had discussed identifying the person who questioned them before Archie was born.
However, it’s reported they finally opted against doing so.
And Mark Stephens, who represented James Hewitt when allegations of his affair with Diana emerged, told Mail+ the individual could have sued for libel and breach of privacy.
“First of all, the exact words that were said would have to be identified, and the context they were made in. Was it racist or was it just an inquiry?” he said.
And intention would be key to a court when deciding the case.
“The words may have had a racist overtone but were they intended in that way?” he said.
“Essentially what you will find is that the individual, if named, may have been able to sue for libel and breach of privacy if it was a private conversation between two individuals where there was a reasonable expectation of privacy and for the contents of the conversation not to be shared with a third party, the media.”