Unravelling Prince Harry’s Ongoing Legal Battles with the UK Press


Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, faces yet another legal challenge in his ongoing battle against the UK press. Recent news out of London indicates a significant development in his lawsuit against News Group Newspapers (NGN), marking a milestone in his quest for justice.

The High Court’s Mr. Justice Fancourt delivered a mixed ruling, allowing part of Harry’s case against NGN to proceed to trial while dismissing some of the duke’s allegations. The trial will address Harry’s claims of historic unlawful information gathering by The Sun. However, the allegations of phone hacking were thrown out, and the court labelled Harry’s claims of a “secret agreement” between Buckingham Palace and NGN as “implausible” and “inherently unlikely.”

The case sheds light on the complexities surrounding Prince Harry’s battle with the UK media, where he and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have been vocal about their experiences. From TV interviews to podcasts, the couple has shared their truth with the public, often unchallenged by official royal statements. This legal development marks the first time that a credible authority has questioned parts of Harry’s account of events.

As the legal battles continue, the Sussexes have faced challenges on other fronts. The end of their Spotify deal left them without an outlet for their audio projects, and their attempts to build a media empire have been met with criticism from various sources. Despite the bumpiness, Prince Harry remains steadfast in his pursuit of justice and accountability, engaging in six court cases against UK media outlets and the Home Office.

However, this relentless pursuit raises questions about what comes next. Even if Harry wins all his cases, will he find the peace he seeks? The duke’s deep sense of right and wrong, fueled by past traumas and hurtful media coverage, propels him forward in these legal battles. Yet, the endgame remains uncertain.

As Prince Harry’s legal journey unfolds, the world will await the court rulings expected later this year and in January 2024. In the meantime, his ongoing quest for justice will undoubtedly continue to captivate public attention and spark contemplation about the toll of such long-standing legal battles on the prince’s life and sense of peace.