She continued, “By taking this form of action I protect my husband from this constant berating, and while unlikely perhaps it will give my father a moment to pause.”
E! News reached out to the palace for comment and did not hear back.
According to the PA, Meghan additionally explained her thought process as she wrote the letter, writing to Knauf, “Obviously everything I have drafted is with the understanding that it could be leaked so I have been meticulous in my word choice.”
One such choice the Duchess made was calling her father “Daddy,” reasoning to Knauf that she’s “only ever called him daddy” and “in the unfortunate event that it leaked it would pull at the heartstrings.”
Knauf, who previously accused Meghan of bullying palace aides (who have since rescinded their claims), additionally addressed the court regarding his collaboration with Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. The former secretary testified that he and Meghan discussed the book “on a routine basis,” and that he corresponded with Prince Harry about his talks with Scobie and Durand.