Will Prince Harry's legal battle against the tabloid industry ever end? The Duke of Sussex joined a group of celebrities taking legal action against several British publishers, and the A-listers accused the outlets of breaking the law in order to release salacious stories.
Harry's pursuit of justice forced him to return to the U.K. several times this year to present his witness statement. Throughout his testimony, Harry discussed his family's role in his public image, the emotional distress of being famous and his breakup with Chelsy Davy.
"Going through it again now — 'Hooray Harry is Dumped' was hurtful to say the least, that such a private moment was turned into a bit of a laugh," the former senior royal said.
"The level of surveillance that I was under was quite something," he added.
This past summer, Harry accused the outlets of ending his romance with Davy, but in April, he pointed the finger at the crown for the hurtful headlines.
The veteran shared that he was notified of an arrangement Queen Elizabeth had with the media organization. "It was agreed directly between these parties, as opposed to their lawyers … that at the conclusion of the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception Litigation (MTVIL) News would admit or settle such a claim with an apology," court documents revealed. "In 2017, the claimant and the institution began to push for the outstanding claim to be resolved."
"However, News filibustered in relation to this until, in 2019, the claimant had enough and issued his claim," Harry's attorney added.