News in the “The Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Limited” case: Meghan wants to postpone the trial. And that’s not all.
Meghan Markle, 39, has filed a motion to postpone the trial of the operator of Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday. A remote hearing will be held on Thursday October 29th to discuss Meghan’s request. This is reported by British media such as “The Express” and “Tatler”.
Duchess Meghan wants a new date for the trial
Meghan is suing because the two newspapers published clippings of a private letter to her father Thomas Markle, 76, in February 2019. After various hearings, the start of the process in September 2020 was provisionally set for January 11, 2021. Should Meghan Markle be required to be present in person, she would have to fly to the UK before the New Year to isolate herself for two weeks on arrival under the applicable Corona travel restrictions.
As “The Express” reports, the Duchess ‘legal team does not want to reach a later date, but has also requested a “‘ summary judgment”. Such a step would make the entire process unnecessary and the Duchess would no longer be required to testify personally. Under UK law, a “summary judgment” is an early court judgment that renders in favor of one party without a full hearing. Meghan’s legal team is sure, it is said, to be able to close the case. Sounds like an ace up your sleeve …
Christmas in England or the USA?
British newspapers had speculated that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan could not only spend New Year’s Eve, but also Christmas in Harry’s old home because of the corona isolation associated with the process. Insiders from the USA, on the other hand, say that Meghan and Harry are preparing for a Christmas party in Montecito with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, two.
Source used: Hello.com, express.co.uk