Ryanair's Response To Meghan Markle's Settlement Has Twitter In A Tizzy

Following a three-year legal battle against Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, Meghan Markle is to recieve a settlement of just £1 in damages. According to The Guardian, the Mail on Sunday is paying the Duchess of Sussex this tiny amount for invading her privacy by publishing a private letter she had sent to her father, Thomas Markle. 

The British newspaper may also be required to pay a significant part of Markle's legal costs, and has also agreed to pay a confidential amount in damages for copyright infringement.

The amount of the settlement raised a few eyebrows. Sharing his thoughts on the £1 damages payment, media lawyer, Mark Stephens, said, "Normally for that kind of invasion of privacy you would expect £75,000 to £125,000. It does show that the curation of her reputation was an area where she had effectively invaded her own privacy."

Meanwhile, the well-known budget airline Ryan Air also tweeted their response to Markle's settlement, leaving Twitter in a tizzy.

Ryan Air poked fun at Meghan Markle's settlement

Meghan Markle released a statement condemning the publisher for approaching the lawsuit like "a game with no rules" and calling the ruling "a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what's right," via The New York Times. "What matters most is that we are now collectively brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel, and profits from the lies and pain that they create," she added.

But despite her serious tone, some have taken the settlement ruling a bit more lightly. Budget airline Ryan Air tweeted out a message to the Duchess urging her to cash in that pound on a flight. "Save that for our next seat sale Meg," the airline tweeted, along with the hashtags #MeghanMarkle and #Ryanair. The tweet has since racked up more than 2,6000 likes, hundreds of retweets, and numerous responses. 

One such user tweeted a response to the airline saying, "Okay I might consider flying with you again lol." Many other tweets including laughing crying emojis and simple "LOL" replies. "When's the £1 seat sale?" tweeted another. However, the airline has yet to respond. While Ryan Air flights do tend to be on the cheaper side, seats for a single pound might be a bit of a stretch.