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I made them £1bn but the royal ‘institution’ dumped me, moans Meghan

Duchess claims she was blocked from defending herself against false stories, and that her pals felt gagged

Hannah Furness

The Duchess of Sussex was left “undefended by the institution” while pregnant and a member of the royal family, her legal team have said, as they claim her wedding brought £1bn in tourism to the UK.

The duchess, who is suing The Mail on Sunday over the publication of parts of a letter she wrote to her father, has said she was “prohibited from defending herself” against false stories while at the palace, with her friends left frustrated and “silenced”.

Lawyers for the duchess, who have submitted new paperwork to support her privacy claim against the newspaper, have laid out her version of events surrounding an interview given by five of her close friends to People magazine in 2019 in an attempt to defend her. In doing so, they spell out her frustrations with the palace’s approach to the media, as well as correcting what they claim are inaccuracies in reporting about the Sussexes’ lives...

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