Court documents have been released which indicate that Thomas Markle could testify against his daughter in her legal battle with The Mail on Sunday.

The publication and its parent company Associated Newspapers are accused of unlawfully publishing a handwritten note from the Duchess of Sussex to her father from August 2018.

Documents filed with the High Court reveal that the newspaper will rely on evidence from Mr Markle, including that he had a weighty right to tell his version of what had happened between himself and his daughter including the contents of the letter.

If the case goes to trial, both Meghan and her father could be called to testify against one another, with the Daily Mail reporting Mr Markle would be prepared to face her in court.

Here are the highlights of the defence’s case from documents that have been made public so far:

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