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Meghan Markle Sets Record Straight On 'Untrue & Offensive' Reports About Frogmore, Her Baby Shower, & THAT Letter To Daddy!

Meghan Markle is over the tabloids

Meghan Markle’s fight against the UK tabloids rages on!

The Duchess of Sussex is calling out several tabloids for allegedly publishing, yes, fake news about her newly renovated home in Windsor, her NYC baby shower, and her relationship with her father in new court docs filed by her legal team.

While it’s true Meg and Prince Harry have invested a lot of time and money in renovating Frogmore Cottage into a home for baby Archie to thrive in — including landscaped gardens, a green-energy center, and a custom kitchen — some outlets have apparently reported “facts” about the renovation that simply are not true

According to papers submitted to the High Court in London in her legal case against Associated Newspapers (owner of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday), the residence does NOT include a reported $6,500 copper bathtub, $650,000 of aircraft soundproofing, a self-contained yoga studio (aw!), orangery, or a tennis court.

The cottage also apparently doesn’t have a “guest wing” for the former actress’ mother, Doria Ragland, to stay in either. 

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The docs, which were submitted on November 11 by Meg’s lawyers, accuses the Mail on Sunday and its parent company of printing “untrue” stories in an attempt to portray the 38-year-old “negatively.” Aside from setting the record straight on the Mail’s claims about Frogmore, the legal action also aims to clear the air on the private letter Meg sent to her dad, Thomas Markle.

As we reported, the outlet published extracts from the letter earlier this year. But Meg claims the document was printed without her consent and was carefully edited to paint an inaccurate picture of her relationship with her dad.

The court papers state: 

“The omitted or suppressed parts of the letter amount to almost half of the actual contents… The omitted parts demonstrate the claimant’s care for her father and others, as well as her concern about the UK tabloid media exploiting her father.”

The docs deny the outlet’s claims the Duchess didn’t ask about her father’s health or attempt to help him medically or financially. On the contrary, Meg’s team says she “has a long history of looking after her father’s welfare and trying to find solutions to any health problems.”

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The filing goes on to claim Thomas did NOT call up Meg ahead of her May 2018 wedding to explain he wouldn’t be able to attend, as multiple outlets reported.

Instead, it alleges the star personally reached out to her dad before the wedding in order to “protect him, as well as to ensure that he would be able to come.” Meghan’s team also insists she “did not ignore” Thomas afterward or argue with him about his decision to not attend.

Thomas Markle tabloids
Thomas has been speaking to the British press for quite some time. / (c) ITV/YouTube

As for Meg’s April baby shower in New York, the docs state the rumors she didn’t include her mom at the event were “untrue and offensive” to the Duchess. The filing continues:

“The claimant’s mother was of course invited, and the claimant also offered to buy her airline tickets. However, her mother was unable to attend due to work commitments.”

Another detail Meghan found “untrue and offensive” was the suggestion the guests — which included Amal Clooney, Gayle King, and designer Misha Nonoo — came from a relatively new circle of celeb friends. Her team counters: 

“The baby shower (which actually cost a tiny fraction of the $300k falsely stated in the article) was organized and hosted by one of her best friends from university. The fifteen guests who attended the shower were close friends and included long-term friendships some of which had existed for over 20 years.”

Glad they cleared all that up!

The Mail on Sunday, however, plans to defend the case, and its reporting, “with vigor.” In response to the new filing, a rep for the outlet told the BBC

“There is nothing in this document which changes that position.” 

Where do YOU think the truth lies, Perezcious readers?

[Image via WENN]

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Nov 19, 2019 06:59am PDT