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The Duchess of Sussex has complained to the BBC after it said she had apologised for 'misleading' the High Court.

The broadcaster said last night Meghan had asked it to 'clarify' that she had, in fact, apologised for ‘ not remembering ’ asking her former PR chief to help with the controversial royal biography Finding Freedom.

She apologised for misleading the court on this. ’ A statement issued by the BBC yesterday said : 'The Duchess of Sussex has asked us to clarify that she apologised to the court for not remembering email exchanges with her former communications secretary, Jason Knauf, in her evidence and said that she had no intention to mislead the court. '

BBC media editor Amol Rajan had said in the Harry, Meghan And The Media podcast that the duchess cooperated with Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie and Meghan "apologised for misleading a court on this".

The book, written by Mr Scobie and Carolyn Durand, was published in 2020 and the issue of how much she knew about it came up in her case against the newspaper.

But two months later it emerged that she allowed an unnamed individual to speak to the authors to prevent "further misinformation".

mr knauf did provide some information to the authors for the book on a routine basis.

The broadcaster said last night Meghan had asked it to ‘clarify’ that she had, in fact, apologised for ‘not remembering’ asking her former PR chief to help with the controversial royal biography Finding Freedom

"The extent of the information he shared is unknown to me.

She later told the High Court she had 'absolutely no wish or intention to mislead the defendant or the court' but accepted Mr Knauf had offered information for the book ‘ with my knowledge ’.

Rajan said on the podcast : 'Initially Meghan Markle had said she hadn't helped Scobie with the book.

Meghan won her long-running High Court case against Associated Newspapers Limited ( ANL )- publisher of the Mail On Sunday and Mail Online- after suing over five articles that reproduced parts of a "personal and private letter" to her father.

Meghan demands correction from BBC (Picture: REUTERS)

It is not the first time Mr Rajan has incurred the royals' displeasure.

The programme sparked a row between Buckingham Palace and the BBC, with all three royal households releasing a rare joint statement criticising the broadcaster for giving credibility to 'overblown and unfounded' claims that they had briefed journalists against Harry and Meghan.

Mr Rajan later apologised for comments he made a decade ago when he called the Duke of Edinburgh a "racist buffoon" and the Prince of Wales "scientifically illiterate", while writing for The Independent.

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Meghan gave her PR chief permission to contribute to the biography Finding Freedom (Picture: Nils Jorgensen/Cover Images)

She had previously denied co-operating with the project.

Last year Mr Knauf revealed Meghan had allowed him to speak to the authors of Finding Freedom – contradicting her previous denials of involvement in statements to the High Court – by sending him details that could be shared with them.

mr knauf was due to meet the journalists, she said : 'for when you sit down with them it may be helpful to have some background reminders so i 've included them below just in case.

I know you are better versed at this than most but assisting where I can.

Amol Rajan claimed the Duchess apologised for misleading the High Court (Picture: BBC/Patrick Smith)

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The complaint came after presenter of blasted BBC documentary The Princes and The Press, Amol Rajan, said in an accompanying podcast that during her lengthy battle with Mail on Sunday, she apologised for 'misleading' the High Court and the paper published extracts of a private letter Meghan sent to her estranged father Thomas Markle.

"I mean what were you supposed to do, correct her?

The Duchess of Sussex has complained to the BBC after it said she had apologised for ‘misleading’ the High Court. It came after the duchess reacted to a segment of a podcast – Harry, Meghan And The Media – to accompany broadcaster Amol Rajan’s (pictured)

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