Meghan Markle sued Mail on Sunday for publishing her personal letters, but the trial is moved nine months later due to ‘confidential’ reasons sparking pregnancy rumors.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are rumored to be expecting their second baby. The speculations started after Judge Justice Warby Markle’s request to move the trial after nine months for personal reasons.
Is Meghan Markle pregnant?
Meghan Markle wasn’t happy after Mail on Sunday published her letters addressed to her dad. The Duchess of Sussex was particularly unhappy because she felt that the portion of the letters published made her look bad.
However, Prince Harry’s wife asked and was granted her request to move the trial after nine months. Tristan Kirk, a court correspondent for London Evening Standard, gave an update about Markle and Mail on Sunday’s legal battle in a tweet.
“Breaking: The Duchess of Sussex’s privacy trial against the Mail on Sunday has been delayed by 9 months, to autumn next year,” he wrote.
“High Court judge agreed to the delay – not opposed by the Mail’s publishers – after hearing confidential reasons from Meghan’s lawyers why it was needed.”
Breaking: The Duchess of Sussex's privacy trial against the Mail on Sunday has been delayed by 9 months, to autumn next year.
High Court judge agreed to the delay – not opposed by the Mail's publishers – after hearing confidential reasons from Meghan's lawyers why it was needed.
— Tristan Kirk (@kirkkorner) October 29, 2020
The High Court judge also noted that the “primary basis” for his decision to grant Markle’s request was a “confidential ground.”
Thus, the trial date, which was initially scheduled on Jan. 11, 2021, was moved to a new date in the autumn.
Following the announcement about the delay, many were convinced that the duchess is expecting her second baby.
“Calling it now: Meghan Markle is pregnant,” one tweeted.
Calling it now:
Meghan Markle is pregnant.
— Carly Ortiz-Lytle 🌻 (@intlcarly) October 29, 2020
Fans betting on Sussexes’ second baby announcement
Royal fans are convinced that the reason behind the delay of the legal proceedings is Markle’s pregnancy. In fact, many of them have started placing bets on when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will announce their pregnancy.
A spokesperson for Ladbrokes told Express that it had slashed the odds of an upcoming pregnancy announcement from 5/4 to 4/6.
“With plenty of rooms to fill in their new pad it seems only inevitable Harry and Meghan will have at least one more child,” a spokesperson for Ladbrokes told Express.
“And a brother or sister for Archie could even come in the next 12 months if the latest odds are anything to go by.”
Meghan’s dad wants the trial soon
Meanwhile, Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas Markle Sr., wasn’t happy with the judge’s decision. He feared that he might not live long enough to see his day in court.
Markle Sr. said the legal battle has affected his health, and no male relatives in their family has “ever lived beyond 80.” Markle Sr. is already 76 years old.
“I am a realist and I could die tomorrow. The sooner this case takes place the better,” he said.
The duchess’ father is anxious to have his day in court, to tell the truth, according to a lawyer for Associated Newspapers, publisher of Mail On Sunday.
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