UK's Duchess Meghan says pain caused by tabloid paper runs deep

FILE PHOTO: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, takes part in Heritage Day public holiday celebrations in the Bo Kaap district of Cape Town, South Africa, September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, said on Thursday the pain caused by the Mail on Sunday newspaper and its publisher ran deep, saying the courts had held them to account for their “illegal and dehumanizing practices”.

After a judge ruled the newspaper had breached her privacy, the British royal said: “After two long years of pursuing litigation, I am grateful to the courts for holding Associated Newspapers and The Mail on Sunday to account for their illegal and dehumanizing practices.

“These tactics (and those of their sister publications MailOnline and the Daily Mail) are not new; in fact, they’ve been going on for far too long without consequence. The damage they have done and continue to do runs deep,” she said in a statement.

Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Janet Lawrence