A British judge has granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that published portions of a private letter she wrote to her father

LONDON — A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her invasion of privacy lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that published portions of a private letter she wrote to her father.

During a hearing in London, judge Mark Warby granted the application to delay the trial for around nine months, from a scheduled Jan. 11 start date to the fall of 2021. The exact date will be set later.

The decision followed a hearing held in private, and Warby said the reason for the delay request should remain confidential.

Associated Newspapers is contesting the claim at the High Court in London.

Early this year, the couple announced they were quitting royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they said was the unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. They recently bought a house in Santa Barbara, California.

source: abcnews.go.com

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