British Queen Elizabeth II has instructed her aides to prepare a plan to appeal to the court if the statements of her grandson Prince Harry or his American wife Meghan Markle will be regarded as defamatory. The Sun newspaper reported this on Sunday, citing an unnamed source at Buckingham Palace.
“The feeling at the top of the royal family is that there is a limit to everything,” the source told the newspaper, adding that Her Majesty is “driven out of her mind by the constant attacks.” “It will be communicated to Harry and Meghan that repeated attacks will no longer be tolerated,” the source added.
The royal family’s “legal team is consulting with firms that specialize in libel and privacy matters,” he said. The focus is on the memoir, which Prince Harry reportedly began work on in July. The son of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, Prince Charles of Wales, has promised for the first time to detail his “experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons that shaped him” as a person. The book is due to be published in late 2022 by American publisher Penguin Random House.
“If someone is named in the book and directly accused of something, it could be libel and a violation of the right to family privacy,” the source said. He said a warning could also be sent to the publishing house. As The Sun specifies, Buckingham Palace declined to officially comment on the publication.
About the move overseas
Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle announced more than a year ago their intention to give up their status as senior members of the British royal family and ensure their financial independence. The change went into effect on March 31, 2020, and from that date the couple lost the ability to officially represent Queen Elizabeth II on trips, perform other ceremonial duties and use the title of Their Highnesses. They have since given several scandalous interviews accusing members of the royal family and their entourage of racism and indifference to the couple’s problems. At the same time they did not give any names.
The Duke and Duchess moved to the United States, bought a house on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara (California), where they are raising a growing son Archie and daughter Lilibeth Diana. They no longer receive the budget that the couple were entitled to as socially active members of the royal family, they signed contracts for the production and creation of audio and video content with the Swedish audio streaming service Spotify and the U.S. Netflix.