Meghan Markle has had a difficult couple of years, facing a constant stream of online abuse since becoming a royal.
The bullying has covered everything from her heritage and family to staffing issues and her role as mother. One of the biggest sources of controversy however has been her reported lavish lifestyle, with the private jet scandal making a lot of headlines this year.
The abuse started earlier this year after reports that Meghan’s New York A-list baby shower is said to have cost hundreds of thousands, something that angered the public, with even royal family members rumoured to have disapproved of the spectacle.
This week saw Meghan Markle finally break her silence on the subject, setting the record straight.
According to Hello!, Meghan Markle’s lawyers filed court papers this Friday, denying a lot of the alleged details around the event.
‘The suggestion that the Claimant deliberately left her mother from her baby shower and ditched her in favour of her famous friends is untrue and offensive to her,’ the court papers reportedly read. ‘The Claimant’s mother was of course invited, and the Claimant also offered to buy her airline tickets. However, her mother was unable to attend due to work commitments.
‘It was also untrue and offensive to suggest, as the article does, that “not a single guest had known [the Claimant] for more than a decade”.’
The documents continued: ‘In fact, the true position was that the baby shower (which actually cost a tiny fraction of the $300k falsely stated in the article) was organised and hosted by one of her best friends from university; the fifteen guests who attended the shower were close friends and included long-term friendships some of which had existed for over 20 years.’
Well, that’s that.