Prince Harry Launches All-Out War
Prince Harry Launches All-Out War on The Sun and Mirror—and Piers Morgan—in Phone Hacking Cases
Prince Harry’s lawsuits against the Sun and Mirror add to Meghan Markle’s against the Mail on Sunday. War on the tabloids has been declared—and Piers Morgan’s in the line of fire.
It emerged on Friday that Harry launched legal proceedings against the owners of the Sun and the Mirror over the alleged hacking of his phone, just days before his wife Meghan Markle announced her legal action against Associated Newspapers and the Mail on Sunday over publication of private correspondence addressed to her father.
As first reported by Byline Investigates, the lawsuits were filed on Sept. 27 at London’s High Court, via Harry’s lawyers Clintons LLP.
An official at Buckingham Palace told The Daily Beast: “I can confirm that claims have been filed on behalf of the Duke of Sussex at the High Court regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages. Given the particulars of the claims are not yet public, I can offer no further comment at this time.”
A spokesperson for News Group Newspapers (NGN)—the publishers of the Sun and the now-defunct News of The World—said: “We confirm that a claim has been issued by the Duke of Sussex.”
The BBC reported that Harry’s “allegations against NGN predate 2010, but it is not yet clear when his claims against the Mirror date from.” The phone hacking may even date as far back to the early 2000s, when Harry was a teenager.