Excerpts from an article published by a British tabloid Daily Mail London’s High Court ruled on Friday that Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, Prince Harry, was “defamed”.
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Prince Harry launched legal proceedings against Associated Newspapers, one of Britain’s largest press groups, in February following an article in the Mail on Sunday. Dailymail.
According to his argument, the article falsely accused the Duke of Sussex of ‘falsely’, ‘cynically’ trying to manipulate public opinion and ‘trying to keep secret’ his appeal against the government to get police protection in the country.
Harry and his wife Meghan Markle live in the United States. They decided to step back from the royal family in 2019, losing their right to police protection at the expense of British taxpayers.
Harry offered to cover these costs while in England and is now challenging the Home Office’s refusal in court. This practice still continues.
According to Judge Justice Nicklin, Article Dailymail Prince “attempted to deceive the public” and believes we are well within the realm of “slander”.
Under British law, the onus is on the press to prove the truth of the allegations just made.
In written statements to the court in June, Harry said the case had caused him “deep hurt, embarrassment and continued anguish”.
In an apparent war with the tabloids, Prince Harry blames the tabloids for the death of his mother Diana in a 1997 car crash in Paris followed by paparazzi.
The princely couple recently filed complaints against several publications for invading their family’s privacy.
Last December, Meghan Markle won a lawsuit against the publisher of the Sunday Mail for publishing a letter she wrote to her father. He later celebrated a “victory” against a “brutal” and false sensationalist press.
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