Now the magazine's legal counsel is claiming that the damages should be reduced on the grounds that it is "hypocritical" for the royal family to take issue with Kate's racy images when her sister-in-law, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex, has posed in a provocative fashion for magazines and campaigns during her acting career.
At one point during the ceremony, the entire royal family stands before their public on a grand balcony. That includes a 2013 Men's Health shoot in which she leans over a grill in shorts and a midriff-baring top.
The Duchess of Sussex opted for a pale pink off-the-shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera with a matching hat by Philip Treacy.
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Asked for her thoughts on the Royal Foundation, Meghan said: 'To see the model of the foundation is really interesting because, while I've worked with larger NGOs, I've also worked with really small grassroots organisations where you can see a higher level of impact in my opinion, because there's a lot less red tape. Together, they will officially open the Mersey Gateway Bridge at the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, as well as the Storyhouse Theatre. Last weekend, Meghan attended the Trooping the Colour: a 260-year-old tradition to honour the reigning monarch's birthday. Meghan has never earned a major award nomination for Suits, so it would be a surprise if she did appear on the shortlist - we've got our fingers crossed!
Hear more on how Meghan's been adapting to royal life in the video below.