The media reveal details of the trial in London, where Prince Harry appeared on Monday. He and six others filed a lawsuit against the publishing company. According to his lawyers, as a result of her actions, he was to “be deprived of important aspects of his teenage years” and also lose friends.
A joint lawsuit by Prince Harry and six other media personalities against Associated Newspapers – one of the largest newspaper publishers in the British Isles, including the tabloid “Daily Mail” – is related to alleged violations of privacy allegedly committed by people working with him. The proceedings in the case started on Monday. As the Independent writes, the Associated Newspapers vehemently denies the accusations, calling them “unsubstantiated and highly defamatory claims that are not based on any credible evidence.”
Although the prince himself did not speak during a visit to the London High Courta written statement from his lawyers, quoted by the Independent website, shows that he was to “be deprived of important aspects of his teenage years” as a result of the “unlawful actions” of the Associated Newspapers.
Details of the trial involving Prince Harry
According to the testimony, the publications of the Associated Newspaper were supposed to make the prince “suspicious and paranoid”. Harry was also supposed to “lose or cut off (from himself – ed.) friends”. “Everyone became ‘suspect’ because the way the articles were written misled him into believing that people close to him were the source of the information given to the newspapers,” the website quotes a statement from the prince’s lawyers.
According to British media, preliminary hearings, after which the court will decide whether to proceed with the case, are to end this Thursday. They also draw attention to the fact that the visit of Prince Harry to the UK related to the lawsuit is the first since last year funeral of Elizabeth IIand thus from time publication of the biography “Spare”which was supposed to divide the members royal family.
As reported by The Telegraph, Harry was to try to arrange a meeting with his father, King Charles IIIbut this one is supposed to be “busy” at that time, even though it’s his a visit to France scheduled for that time was cancelled due to the ongoing protests in the country. The monarch is due to stay at a private residence in Highgrove during this time, where he is to prepare for Wednesday’s departure to German. The Telegraph notes that Harry’s encounter with his brother is also not very similar, as Prince William went on vacation with his family.
Prince Harry’s lawsuit
The lawsuit against the publishing company was filed in 2022. In addition to Prince Harry, the parties suing include Elton John and his husband David Furnish, actresses Elizabeth Hurley and Sadie Frost, Baroness Doreen Lawrence and politician Simon Hughes. The Associated Newspapers are accused of activities such as “hiring private investigators to secretly place listening devices in cars and homes” and “contracting individuals to secretly eavesdrop and record private telephone conversations,” Hamlins law firm, which represents Prince Harry, said. ego and Sadie Frost.
The Associated Newspapers are demanding that the charges be dismissed without trial.
Independent, The Telegraph, tvn24.pl
Main photo source: Shutterstock