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Class action lawsuit in UK – Royal on witness stand: Harry hits out at press – News

Class action lawsuit in UK – Royal on witness stand: Harry hits out at press – News

  • Prince Harry has testified in court in London against publisher Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) after making serious allegations against the British tabloid.
  • In the civil class action case against MGN, several celebrities are pursuing exemplary cases alleging journalists spied on them.
  • The focus is on how involved the management level was.

Through his lawsuit against the publishers of Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) (“Daily Mirror”, “Sunday Mirror” and “People”), Prince Harry insisted that he wanted to expose illegal behavior by reporters. “Frankly, no one wants to go through what I personally endured,” said written testimony released Tuesday.

The 38-year-old accused MGN reporters of misrepresenting her for years and then publishing articles with personal content. The publisher categorically rejects this.


Prince Harry appeared at a London court.

Reuters/Toby Melville

The process will last until the end of June

Prince Harry has also attacked the British government with unprecedented criticism. The state of the press and government in the United Kingdom is at “a very low point”, the son of King Charles III has insisted. In testimony. “Democracy fails when its press fails to control and hold government accountable, instead going to bed with it to maintain the status quo.”

A total of three days – until Wednesday – are scheduled for Harry’s charges. The process will run until the end of June, and a ruling is not expected until the end of the year. Harry has campaigned against the tabloids on several occasions.

Dog bites and cheating at cards

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The last member of the royal family to appear in court was Charles’ sister Princess Anne, who pleaded guilty in 2002 and was fined after one of her dogs bit two children. A Royal was last cross-examined in 1891; The heir to the throne at the time, Prince Edward, testified in an action about cheating at cards.

Members of the royal family are generally silent on government or politics and avoid party appearances. A government spokesman declined to comment on the allegations, which Harry did not elaborate on, saying the process was ongoing.