Meghan Markle: I Felt Unprotected by Royal Institution

This is why press officers couldn't defend her

Hala Fayyad


Meghan Markle: I Felt Unprotected by Royal Institution

Official documents revealed that the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle felt "unprotected by the Royal Institution of Britain" and was "prohibited from defending herself" against negative media coverage when she was pregnant of Archie.

In the documents filed to the High Court this week, Meghan's lawyers said that press coverage of her while she was pregnant damaged her mental health; she was 'unprotected by the institution and prohibited from defending herself'.



A source confirmed to The Times that in “Royal Institutions” Meghan referred to the team of press officers and office staff at the Palace, that often refused to comment following stories of journalists damaging a royal family member.

According to the Daily Mail, a source said that The Kensington Palace press team had difficulty in denying the stories, because they were true: “The stories were a drop in the ocean compared to what was going on.”

However, Meghan's legal documents mentioned that she “became the subject of a large number of false and damaging articles” in UK newspapers, causing “tremendous emotional distress and damage to her mental health.”