Prince Harry Sues Associated Newspapers Limited In New Lawsuit

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Feb. 23 2022, Published 7:16 p.m. ET

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Prince Harry is suing the publisher of the Daily Mail — Associated Newspapers Limited — for libel.

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It's unclear what the article or complaint is about, but a spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex confirmed to PEOPLE that paperwork was filed.

Meghan Markle was previously involved in a court case with Associated Newspapers Limited. She sued the Mail on Sunday for publishing a personal letter she sent to her father in 2018.

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As a result, she came out on top and received about $1.36 in damages from the outlet.

"This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what's right," she began. "While this win is precedent setting, what matters most is that we are now collectively brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel, and profits from the lies and pain that they create. From day one, I have treated this lawsuit as an important measure of right versus wrong. The defendant has treated it as a game with no rules."

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She continued, "The longer they dragged it out, the more they could twist facts and manipulate the public (even during the appeal itself), making a straightforward case extraordinarily convoluted in order to generate more headlines and sell more newspapers — a model that rewards chaos above truth. In the nearly three years since this began, I have been patient in the face of deception, intimidation and calculated attacks. Today, the courts ruled in my favor — again — cementing that the Mail on Sunday, owned by Lord Jonathan Rothermere, has broken the law. The courts have held the defendant to account, and my hope is that we all begin to do the same."

The note concluded, "Because as far removed as it may seem from your personal life, it's not. Tomorrow it could be you. These harmful practices don't happen once in a blue moon — they are a daily fail that divide us, and we all deserve better."

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