Prince Harry has sued two British tabloid papers for allegedly hacking his phone.
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has filed a lawsuit against The Mail on Sunday over the newspaper’s publication of a private letter. Prince Harry said in a statement, “I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.” https://t.co/46Fv5RS7e3
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 1, 2019
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.
Prince Harry’s tabloid lawsuit ‘will likely take a year to get to court’ https://t.co/lRM76sloko
— Media Guardian (@mediaguardian) October 6, 2019
“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.”