Prince Harry is poised to reappear in a UK courtroom as his lawsuit against the publishers of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, and MailOnline progresses towards a trial. This news comes from People magazine.
The Duke of Sussex, together with celebrities like Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley, Sadie Frost, and Baroness Doreen Lawrence, accuses Associated Newspapers of privacy infringement. Harry’s unexpected attendance at a preliminary hearing in London in March underscores his dedication to defending privacy rights.
The lawsuit alleges that Associated Newspapers engaged in illegal information gathering, including the use of listening devices and private investigators. The newspaper group initially branded these allegations as baseless in March, according to the BBC, but their attempt to have the case dismissed was unsuccessful.
Judge Nicklin ruled that the claims, including those by Prince Harry, warrant a trial. He observed that the claimants likely have substantial cases regarding concealed unlawful information gathering by the newspaper group.
Prince Harry is involved in multiple UK legal disputes, with this decision being part of several cases against different publishers. He also appeared in court in June for a case against the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror and is engaged in a third lawsuit against The Sun newspaper.
Following the recent ruling, Prince Harry and the other claimants expressed satisfaction, noting that the court rejected the publishers’ attempt to dismiss the cases. They emphasized their determination to reveal the truth at trial and hold Associated Newspapers accountable for alleged invasive activities, including the use of listening devices and tapping phone calls.
The next step in this legal saga will be a preliminary hearing on November 21, which will further set the course for this high-profile trial against the publishers of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, and MailOnline.