The strange request to the judge before Meghan Markle’s trial seeks to delay the date.
The Duchess of Sussex wants to turn the confrontation she has against the British publishing group Asociated Newspaper Limited, with whom she fights a battle over the publication of letters she sent to her father.
The trial that the Sussexes face could have a new date, and that is that the defense of the dukes caught the judge out of notice this Thursday.
Meghan Markle’s trial against British media
This Thursday, the defense of the Duchess took the judge and the legal representatives of the defendant publishing group by surprise. A hearing was scheduled for October 28 to consider the costs and some problems of handling the trial. However, the judge received a request signed by Markle and her lawyers asking to delay the process.
Lawyers for the actress claimed they needed more time to prepare, with two months to go before the scheduled date of January 11.
The judge handling the case agreed to include authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s biography “Finding Freedom” as evidence for the legal battle facing the Duchess.
According to the defense of the editorial group, the publication is proof that Meghan collaborates with the media when she has an interest. However, although the Sussexes allege that the publication contains false data, the authors maintain that they are based on testimonies from close sources, which makes the Dukes collaborators.
Another possible reason for the Duchess’s request is the date of the trial. If it takes place on January 11, the couple would have to arrive in England much earlier to spend the time of confinement established by the authorities and it would mean that the new year would be welcomed together with the royal family and it seems that the plans of Meghan does not contemplate, at the moment, celebrate any date with the Windsors.