UK tabloid to fight Meghan Markle's lawsuit on letter to dad

The Duchess and Duke of Sussex at The Joff, Peacehaven Youth Centre, East Sussex, as part of their first joint official visit to Sussex., Photo Date: 10/3/2018

LONDON (AP) — The Mail on Sunday newspaper says it will defend itself "vigorously" against a lawsuit brought by Prince Harry's wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

The newspaper said Tuesday night it "stands by the story" in question, which concerns publication of a letter Meghan had written to her estranged father.

"Specifically, we categorically deny that the duchess's letter was edited in any way that changed its meaning," the tabloid said in a statement.

The royal's civil lawsuit accuses the Mail on Sunday of copyright infringement, misuse of private information and violating the U.K's data protection law with the "intrusive" publication of the letter, Schillings, the law firm handling the case, said.

Prince Harry also released a statement bitterly attacking the press for its treatment of Meghan.

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