Prince Harry Sues British Tabloids For Allegedly Hacking His Phone, Stealing Voicemails

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Prince Harry has sued two British tabloid papers for allegedly hacking his phone.

The Duke accused The Sun and the Daily Mirror of hacking his phone and stealing his voicemails, according to a report published Saturday by the Associated Press.

The lawsuit, which involved the “illegal interception of voicemail messages,” was filed in High Court of Justice, Buckingham Palace confirmed to the AP. (RELATED: REPORT: Prince Harry Snaps At Reporter Who Asked Unscheduled Question)

The new lawsuit comes after tensions between the Royals and the press escalated. The lawsuit against The Sun and the Daily Mirror comes days after Meghan Markle sued Associated Newspapers, which published Daily Mail and Mail.

The lawsuit was announced with a statement from Prince Harry slamming the British tabloids for their attacks on Markle.

“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son,” Prince Harry said in a released statement.

“There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face – as so many of you can relate to – I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been,” he continued. “Because in today’s digital age, press fabrications are repurposed as truth across the globe. One day’s coverage is no longer tomorrow’s chip-paper.”