The statement given to WaPo was:
“The Meghan Markle court victory was not that legally significant.
“The Mail on Sunday litigated a weak case and they lost it, without even managing to get to trial.
“The senior editors would have been advised against publication – the Mail on Sunday have very good lawyers – but they chose to publish anyway, knowing the legal risks.
“But the case has immense cultural and media significance.
“The newspaper chose to fight a weak case, despite the legal problems. This could only be because they had a non-legal objective.
“But also important was that Markle decided to press her case, instead of letting it go like other royals would have done.
“In this way, the case could be a turning point.”
The Markle judgments can be found here.
Green has been a senior consultant with Preiskel & Co LLP for over ten years and often acts for publishers, journalists and social media users facing legal claims, and can be contacted here.