The Real Reason Meghan And Harry Are Facing A Crucial Time

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their roles as full-time working royals back in January of 2020, in part, because they wanted to step away from the spotlight and find more peace behind closed doors. As a result, they packed their bags and left their royal lives in London behind for a supposedly better one for their family in California. For Harry, he felt as though moving thousands of miles away from the royal family was the only option he had. Harry told Oprah Winfrey during their interview, "I didn't see a way out," Harry told Oprah Winfrey during their interview, according to People. "I was trapped but I didn't know I was trapped. Trapped within the system like the rest of my family."

And even though Harry and Meghan are enjoying a more peaceful life in sunny Montecito with their family, that doesn't mean they've completely left their royal legal troubles behind. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are facing a very stressful week ahead inside a London courtroom. Here's what you need to know.

Meghan Markle is looking for another court win

Clearly, Meghan Markle's ongoing battle with the media is not over yet. According to Newsweek, she is now preparing for yet another court battle with a U.K. tabloid over a personal letter that she had sent to her father Thomas Markle Sr. during the summer of 2019. Meghan's private but also emotional letter was meant for her father's eyes only, but was published by The Mail on Sunday after Thomas leaked it in an apparent effort to tell his side of the story about his estrangement from his daughter, per Insider. The Mail on Sunday already lost in their privacy and copyright case battle with Meghan but now a new three-day hearing will begin, as the publication has appealed the U.K. High Court's decision. 

Should Meghan win again against The Mail on Sunday, chances seem slim that anything will change in the relationship between her and her father Thomas. In fact, the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell interview that she didn't appreciate her father lying to her about his supposed cooperation with the paparazzi. "That, for me, has really resonated, especially now as a mother," Meghan told Oprah, according to Insider. "I look at Archie and I think about this child, and I genuinely can't imagine doing anything to intentionally cause pain to my child. I can't imagine it. So it's hard for me to reconcile that." Even if Meghan does win, it doesn't seem like her pain will totally go away.