Meghan Markle is a campaigner and will have seen her court appeal success as a "victory against what she felt were substantial odds", a royal expert has claimed.

Richard Fitzwilliams made the remarks following Meghan's battle with Associated Newspapers after they published parts of her personal letter to her estranged father Thomas Markle in The Mail on Sunday.

But despite her winning the High Court claim earlier this year, Associated Newspapers argued that she wrote the letter with consideration that it would be leaked and used words that would help readers side with her.

As part of their appeal, the publisher included a bombshell testimony from her former communications adviser, Jason Knauf, which led Meghan to backtrack and apologise for knowing he had briefed the authors of unauthorised biography "Finding Freedom".

And after a two-year-long saga, the duchess can finally put the case to bed after winning the privacy appeal against The Mail on Sunday.

Richard told the Daily Star: "This verdict by the Court of Appeal means that regardless of what appeared in People magazine, the earlier High Court verdict that the contents of the letter were “personal and private and not matters of legitimate public interest” and therefore should not go to trial, was upheld.

"Meghan’s apology over forgetting her involvement with the biography of the Sussexes, Finding Freedom, was embarrassing, but it was found that this 'did not bear on the issues'."

The commentator said the Duchess "sees herself as a victim" which means she will feel she has been "vindicated in a high-risk gamble".

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He added: "Had the case gone to trial, it would have been a cause célèbre if she had appeared against her father in the witness box."

Following Meghan's win against the publisher, the duchess released a statement that said: "This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what's right.

"From day one, I have treated this lawsuit as an important measure of right versus wrong.

"In the nearly three years since this began, I have been patient in the face of deception, intimidation and calculated attacks.

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"The courts have held the defendant to account and my hope is that we all begin to do the same."

Associated Newspapers were instructed to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds in interim legal costs and to print a front-page statement about her legal victory.

In response, Fitzwilliams added: "One thing is certain, as she makes clear in her celebratory speech, she will continue to campaign for those she sees as wronged."

Associated Newspapers announced it will consider a Supreme Court appeal following the verdict.

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