…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Prince Harry’s Compensation Claim: Mirror Group Newspapers Case
The Details of Prince Harry’s Lawsuit Against MGN
Prince Harry’s ongoing lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) has reached a pivotal point, with his lawyer informing the High Court that he is entitled to just £500 in compensation.
MGN, the publisher of titles like The Mirror, Sunday Mirror, and Sunday People, is facing legal action from several high-profile individuals over alleged unlawful information gathering.
While MGN is disputing many of the claims, arguing that some were filed too late, Prince Harry’s case stands out as an admitted instance of unlawful information gathering, albeit on an isolated occasion in February 2004.
The Duke of Sussex’s Testimony
During the closing argument, Andrew Green KC, representing MGN, emphasized that Prince Harry should only be awarded a maximum of £500.
Green pointed out that the single invoice pertaining to Prince Harry’s case indicated inquiries made on an isolated occasion, with a small sum of £75 suggesting limited inquiries.
Earlier this month, Prince Harry appeared in the High Court, where he faced rigorous questioning and appeared uncertain, responding “I don’t know” 18 times and “I don’t remember” nine times.
Pursuing Legal Action and Chance Encounters
Prince Harry revealed that he decided to pursue legal cases against tabloid newspapers after a chance encounter in France.
He testified that he bumped into David Sherborne, his lawyer, around 2018.
Prior to this encounter, Prince Harry claimed he had no concerns about any specific articles resulting from unlawful activity.
The royal stated that he was never shown anything and that his awareness of such issues was contained within the palace.
His discussions with the lawyers revolved around finding a way to address the abuse and intrusion he and his wife were facing without solely relying on the institution’s lawyers.
The Prince Harry-MGN lawsuit highlights the ongoing legal battle between high-profile individuals and media organizations over alleged unlawful practices.
As the case progresses, it raises important questions about privacy, media ethics, and the pursuit of justice in the face of alleged media misconduct.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn