Prince Harry testifies in his first lawsuit against the British tabloids

Prince Harry is suing Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) for allegedly hacking his phone to obtain information for their articles. Today was his first-day facing cross-examination.

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In his witness statement, Harry claims that Mirror Group Newspapers illegally obtained his voicemails when he was a teenager studying at Eaton and that this caused him to develop “acute paranoia” supposedly feeling that he “couldn’t trust anybody”.

He adds that this caused strain on his relationship with Chelsy Davy saying, “I always felt the tabloids wanted me to be single, as I was much more interesting to them and sold more newspapers.”

Furthermore, he says that their actions caused a threat to him and his wife Meghan Markle.

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Prince Harry Testimony

“This created an alternative and distorted version of me to the general public – the people I had to serve and interact with as a member of the Royal Family – to the point where any one of the thousands of people that I met or was introduced to on any given day, could easily have gone: ‘You know what, you’re an idiot. I’ve read all the stories about you and now I’m going to stab you.”

A representative for Mirror Group Newspapers had formerly issued an apology to Prince Harry for a prior incident. Now, MGN’s lawyer says that the journalists’ actions were not “all unlawful” though he expresses his sympathy.

Harry is the first member of the royal family to appear in court in over a century. He is due back in court tomorrow morning.

Published by HOLR Magazine.