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Ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter, says lawyer
A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry.
Meghan seeks court ruling over 'serious breach' of privacy by British newspaper
Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex are asking a British judge to settle her lawsuit against a newspaper before it goes to trial.
Speedy Sir: Lewis Hamilton knighted in year-end royal honours
Lewis Hamilton received a knighthood Wednesday as part of Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's honours list, which also recognized British performers, politicians, public servants and people outside the limelight who worked to defeat the coronavirus and its devastating impacts.
John le Carré, master spy writer, dead at 89
Le Carré’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said that he died on Dec. 12, 2020 after a short illness.
Scottish writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize for Shuggie Bain
Scottish writer Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction Thursday for Shuggie Bain, the story of a boy's turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow.
Judge to rule Monday in Johnny Depp libel case
Britain's judicial office announced Tuesday that judge Andrew Nicol will deliver his verdict in writing on Nov. 2, without a hearing at the High Court, where Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard had a dramatic three-week legal showdown in July.
BAFTA vows to change rules for nominations after celebs call out lack of diversity
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last January. No women were nominated as best director for the seventh year running, and all 20 nominees in the lead and supporting performer categories were white.
U.K. judge holds hearing in Duchess of Sussex's lawsuit against newspaper
A judge in London is hearing the latest stage on Wednesday of the former Meghan Markle's privacy-infringement lawsuit against a British newspaper, as she tries to keep the names of five of her friends out of the public eye.
Tabloid lawyer claims Johnny Depp was misogynistic abuser in closing arguments
A lawyer for British tabloid The Sun claimed Monday that Johnny Depp abused Amber Heard during their relationship, committing acts of violence fuelled by misogyny and unleashed by addiction to alcohol and drugs.
In UK court, Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of 'hoax' abuse claims
Johnny Depp denied an allegation by ex-wife Amber Heard that he is a 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' monster who turned violent when he drank and took drugs.