The Duchess of Sussex has accused a tabloid newspaper of publishing lies, including claims she bought a £5,000 copper bath and spent £500,000 on sound-proofing her Windsor home.
Documents lodged at the High Court are said to accuse The Mail on Sunday of exploiting her father, Thomas Markle, and making false claims about her baby shower and her relationship with Doria Ragland, her mother.
According to the Byline Investigates website, the Duchess accuses The Mail newspapers of a three-year campaign against her, listing what an extensive list of “false” and “absurd” stories.
They reportedly included claims the Duke and Duchess “splashed out £5,000” on a copper bathtub and “forked out £500k” on sound-proofing to block out the noise of aeroplanes from Heathrow.
The 15-page document argues that a string of articles about the renovation of Frogmore Cottage, the Sussexes’ home, were “made up” and “misleading” and designed to suggest the Duchess “had indulged in this series of absurdly lavish renovations”.
Copyright arguments will centre on a letter she sent to Mr Markle, which was portrayed as an “original literary work” when sections were instead “cherry-picked” to be intentionally misleading and dishonest.