In the hard battle that Prince Harry faces against the British press, he needs the best allies and lawyers, and in this case, he has one who is not only helping him but who also once served his mother, Princess Diana.
The Duke of Sussex arrived this week in London to present his testimony about the attacks of the British tabloids and how they have damaged different aspects of his life, even denounced that the media use illegal ways to obtain information.
Harry, sat on the witness stand to offer his testimony in a historic event. It is good to clarify that no member of the British royal family had ever appeared before a judge.
Meghan Markle’s husband is the first member of the royal family to testify in court since 1891, when the then King Edward VII had to appear as a witness in a case related to illegal card games. Since then, the monarchy had not been involved in political or controversial matters.
Who is David Sherborne? Prince Harry’s lawyer
For this war, Prince Harry counts among his lawyers David Sherborne. This legal professional has become a key player in Harry’s life, whom he has known since his childhood.
According to the lawyer’s profile on his firm’s website, Sherborne “is a legal expert in the field of media and communications, specializing in privacy, confidentiality, and defamation, as well as matrimonial and sports law”.
Sherborne studied law at Oxford University and then went on to specialize at the College of Law in London. He is currently the leader of the law firm 5RB, which is known for defending issues related to defamation and breach of privacy rights of famous personalities.
The lawyer also defended Princess Diana at a similar time, when the then Princess of Wales took legal action against the paparazzi who harassed her after her divorce from Prince Charles.
This is not the first time David Sherborne has been close to the Sussexes, some time ago he represented Meghan Markle during the lawsuit filed by the former actress against the Daily Mail after it leaked a letter she wrote to her dad.
His most famous clients also include Donald and Melania Trump, Paul McCartney, Michael Douglas, Kate Winslett, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, the Spice Girls, and more.