Last February, Prince Harry sued The Daily Mail
His lawyer submitted statements written by his client
Prince Harry said he was very touched by the articles published in the tabloid
Last February, Prince Harry sued the Associated Newspapers, one of the largest media groups which notably owns The Daily Mail. The tabloid was notably prosecuted for “defamatory” articles targeting the Duke of Sussex, as announced by his lawyer, within the framework of a preliminary hearing, organized this Thursday, June 9. Lawyer Justin Rushbrooke thus told the judge that his client, Prince Harry wanted to take legal action for two articles published in the Mail on Sunday and the MailOnline, which happen to be the Sunday and digital edition of the Daily Mail.
According to Prince Harry’s lawyer, the published articles, deemed defamatory, accused Prince Harry of “lying”, of “cynically” attempting to manipulate public opinion and of having “tried to keep secret his appeal against the government to obtain police protection in the country”. The Associated Newspapers disputes the defamatory nature of his articles. However, Prince Harry’s lawyer transmitted statements from the latter, in which he wrote that the articles in question had caused him “a great deep wound, embarrassment and continuing anguish”.
Prince Harry uncomfortable during Jubilee
Marked by this affair, Prince Harry therefore expects a lot from justice, he who nevertheless suffered when he came to the United Kingdom, for the Queen’s jubilee. According to Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl, the couple felt left out: “Honestly, I think they knew they wouldn’t be in the front row. And why did they leave the royal family? They left because they weren’t in the front row. I think that’s why they weren’t at the other celebrations because they didn’t have center stage seats.” For Ducan Larcombe, royal biographer: “These four days will haunt Prince Harry for the rest of his life. They have been relegated to sitting behind the Duke of Gloucester”.
Prince Harry © Julien Burton