Meghan Markle's lawyers reveal the truth behind '$300K' baby shower, expensive home renovations in court document

The Duchess of Sussex is now clearing the air regarding several "untrue" tabloid stories about her new life as both a royal and a new mom, which have been published in an attempt to portray her "negatively." 

On Nov. 11, Meghan Markle's legal team filed new court documents against Associated Newspapers, owner of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, which dispel many of the tabloid's statements on the duchess, according to PEOPLE. The legal files have dismissed claims that the couple spent an exorbitant amount of taxpayer money while renovating their Frogmore home, including $6,500 on a copper tub and $650,000 on sound-proofing the home, as well as building a guest wing for Meghan's mother, a tennis court, orangery and yoga studio.

The court documents also address the publishing of private letters between Meghan and her father. In fact, Markle's lawyers maintain, the 37-year-old "has a long history of looking after her father’s welfare and trying to find solutions to any health problems" and that the duchess had reached out to Thomas Markle ahead of her 2018 nuptials to "protect him, as well as to ensure that he would be able to come.” It's also stated that she "did not ignore" her father after the high-profile wedding, as it was initially published. 

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney leaves The Mark Hotel after attending Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney leaves The Mark Hotel after attending Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney is seen on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney arrives to The Carlyle after attending Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Gayle King arrives at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Jessica Mulroney is seen arriving at the mark hotel on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Misha Nonoo arrive at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Guest arrive at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Abigail Spencer arrives at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Gifts arrive at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Gifts carried by Amal Clooney's security arrive at Meghan Markle's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney is seen arriving at The Mark Hotel on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
New York police officers and members of the press stand outside The Mark Hotel during Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Gayle King arrives for the baby shower for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at The Mark Hotel Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20:Gayle King is seen arriving at the mark hotel on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Gayle King arrives to The Mark Hotel for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 19: A general view of atmosphere outside Meghan, Duchess of Sussex baby shower at The Mark Hotel in the Upper East Side on February 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Jessica Mulroney arrives for the baby shower for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Mark Hotel Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Amal Clooney is seen arriving at The Mark Hotel on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Jessica Mulroney arrives for the baby shower for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Mark Hotel Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Jessica Mulroney arrives to The Mark Hotel for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's baby shower on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - February 20: Guest arrives at Meghan Duchess of Sussex Baby Shower at The Mark in New York City n February 20 , 2019. Credit: RW/MediaPunch /IPX
NEW YORK, NY - February 20: Guest arrives at Meghan Duchess of Sussex Baby Shower at The Mark in New York City n February 20 , 2019. Credit: RW/MediaPunch /IPX
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Another rumor that Markle aims to dispell was the price tag and guest list of her New York City baby shower in February. Rumors had said that the event, held at The Mark Hotel, had cost around $300,000 and that Meghan's mother was not invited. Doria Ragland was "of course" asked to attend, and Meghan offered to pay for her mother's travel expenses, although Ragland could not attend due to work commitments.

“The baby shower (which actually cost a tiny fraction of the $300k falsely stated in the article) was organized and hosted by one of her best friends from university,” says the court papers. “The fifteen guests who attended the shower were close friends and included long-term friendships some of which had existed for over 20 years.”

In a rare statement, Buckingham Palace first acknowledged that the Sussexes were taking legal action against the "malicious treatment" of Meghan while the couple was on their royal tour of Africa back in October. 

The duke said in a statement:

"Though we have continued to put on a brave face -- as so many of you can relate to -- I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been. Because in today’s digital age, press fabrications are repurposed as truth across the globe. One day’s coverage is no longer tomorrow’s chip-paper. Up to now, we have been unable to correct the continual misrepresentations - something that these select media outlets have been aware of and have therefore exploited on a daily and sometimes hourly basis."

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex accompany Invictus Games competitors on the field for the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the London Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex accompany Invictus Games competitors on the field for the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the London Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive on the field prior to the start of the first of a two-game series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: In this handout image provided by The Invictus Games Foundation, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pose with Invictus Games Competitors and players following the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees match at the London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The historic two-game "You Just Can’t Beat The Person Who Never Gives Up" series marks the sport’s first games ever played in Europe and The Invictus Games Foundation has been selected as the official charity of Mitel and MLB London Series 2019. (Photo by Handout/Chris Jackson/Invictus Games Foundation via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave the field after accompanying Invictus Games competitors on the field for the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the London Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: In this handout image provided by The Invictus Games Foundation, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pose with Invictus Games Competitors and players following the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees match at the London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The historic two-game "You Just Can’t Beat The Person Who Never Gives Up" series marks the sport’s first games ever played in Europe and The Invictus Games Foundation has been selected as the official charity of Mitel and MLB London Series 2019. (Photo by Handout/Chris Jackson/Invictus Games Foundation via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: In this handout image provided by The Invictus Games Foundation, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex prepare to watch the first pitch as they attend the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees match at the London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The historic two-game "You Just Can’t Beat The Person Who Never Gives Up" series marks the sport’s first games ever played in Europe and The Invictus Games Foundation has been selected as the official charity of Mitel and MLB London Series 2019. (Photo by Handout/Chris Jackson/Invictus Games Foundation via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: In this handout image provided by The Invictus Games Foundation, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex join the Boston Red Sox in their Clubhouse and receive gifts for Archie ahead of their match against the New York Yankees at the London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The historic two-game "You Just Can’t Beat The Person Who Never Gives Up" series marks the sport’s first games ever played in Europe and The Invictus Games Foundation has been selected as the official charity of Mitel and MLB London Series 2019. (Photo by Handout/Chris Jackson/Invictus Games Foundation via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: In this handout image provided by The Invictus Games Foundation, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex join the New York Yankees in their Clubhouse and receive gifts for Archie ahead of their match against the Boston Red Sox at the London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The historic two-game "You Just Can’t Beat The Person Who Never Gives Up" series marks the sport’s first games ever played in Europe and The Invictus Games Foundation has been selected as the official charity of Mitel and MLB London Series 2019. (Photo by Handout/Chris Jackson/Invictus Games Foundation via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watch the first of a two-game series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex look on during the pre-game ceremonies before the MLB London Series game between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29 : Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex accompany Invictus Games competitors on the field for the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the 2019 Major League Baseball London Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on June 29, 2019 at West Ham London Stadium in London, England. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29 : C.C. Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees and Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox shake hands with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex accompanied by Invictus Games competitors on the field for the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the 2019 Major League Baseball London Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on June 29, 2019 at West Ham London Stadium in London, England. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29 : Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex enter the field before game one of the 2019 Major League Baseball London Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on June 29, 2019 at West Ham London Stadium in London, England. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex look on during the pre-game ceremonies before the MLB London Series game between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex look on during the pre-game ceremonies before the MLB London Series game between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29 : C.C. Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees and Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox pose with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex accompanied by Invictus Games competitors on the field for the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the 2019 Major League Baseball London Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on June 29, 2019 at West Ham London Stadium in London, England. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex look on during the pre-game ceremonies before the MLB London Series game between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex accompany Invictus Games competitors on the field for the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the London Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex accompany Invictus Games competitors on the field for the ceremonial first pitch before game one of the London Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex look on during the pre-game ceremonies before the MLB London Series game between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Red Sox manager Alex Cora #20 of the Boston Red Sox presents Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex with a gift from the team prior to game one of the London Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet Boston Red Sox players ahead of their match against the New York Yankees at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019, for the first of a two-game Baseball series in London. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to watch the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox play the first of a two-game Baseball series at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex open a gift from the Red Sox prior to game one of the London Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive on the field prior to the start of the first of a two-game series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive on the field prior to the start of the first of a two-game series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive on the field prior to the start of the first of a two-game series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees baseball game at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The game is in support of the Invictus Games Foundation. (Photo by Peter Nicholls - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex take the field for the Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees baseball game at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The game is in support of the Invictus Games Foundation. (Photo by Peter Nicholls - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive on the field prior to the start of the first of a two-game series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react as they are presented with gifts for her newborn son Archie, as they meet New York Yankees players ahead of their match against the Boston Red Sox at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019, for the first of a two-game Baseball series in London. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees baseball game at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The game is in support of the Invictus Games Foundation. (Photo by Peter Nicholls - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees baseball game at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. The game is in support of the Invictus Games Foundation. (Photo by Peter Nicholls - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react after being presented with gifts for their newborn son Archie, as they meet Boston Red Sox players ahead of their match against the New York Yankees at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019, for the first of a two-game Baseball series in London. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to watch the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox play the first of a two-game Baseball series at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London on June 29, 2019. - As Major League Baseball prepares to make history in London, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Boston Red Sox coach Alex Cora are united in their desire to make the ground-breaking trip memorable on and off the field. (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Images)
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