Prince Harry, 38, has attended court in London in person to answer questions from the prosecution and lawyers regarding the lawsuit he filed three years ago against the Daily Mail publishing group for breach of privacy and use of abusive methods to obtain information.
The youngest son of King Charles has spoken in his memoirs and interviews about his bad relationship with the British press, accusing them of constantly exposing him and his family.
What is the reason for Prince Harry’s lawsuit against the Daily Mail?
The grounds for the lawsuit are the abusive methods used by the media outlet’s journalists, such as hiring investigators to place listening devices in his home and car, paying police officers to obtain sensitive information, impersonating him to obtain information at private clinics and treatment centers, and accessing bank accounts through illicit means.
If these allegations are admitted and convicted, they could have serious consequences for the British media. According to the Duke of Sussex, the British press has been responsible for revealing stories that should have remained private, such as the photo of him dressed as a Nazi for a Halloween party, the scandal between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton before the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other private moments.
Harry has also hinted that the media was responsible for the car accident that caused the death of his mother, Princess Diana, as the constant flash during the tunnel they drove through that night dazzled the driver.
Despite the seriousness of the case, Prince Harry seemed happy and smiling as he appeared in London to fight for his privacy and that of his wife, Meghan Markle.
It is not yet known if Harry and Meghan will attend the coronation of Charles III at Westminster Abbey on May 6.