Prince Harry Not unfamiliar in the courtroom. There are numerous outstanding cases against the Duke of Sussex. Although the Platinum Jubilee was a joyous occasion, he is now preparing another defamation suit against a prominent UK publisher. What’s going on here?
A suit is a suit
The Sunday Mail Harry and Megan made Merkel’s enemy. The British tabloid has appeared in court once before to publish Merkel’s letter. It has lost that case, but it has not stopped short of revealing the story about the couple.
Back in February, Sunday Mail Reveals a story with the title: “Exclusive: How Prince Harry tried to cover up his legal battle with the government over police bodyguards … then – just minutes after the story broke – his PR machine tried to give a positive spin to the controversy.” There was talk of Harry’s secret dealings with the government and police trying to get protection for his family on the next visit.
Darkness in the light
According to Harry’s lawyers, the story “caused enough trauma, embarrassment and pain that continued.” It turned out to be an issue Harry was trying hard to keep private in a public view. As a result, Harry is suing the paper for defamation. Whether the statements in the article are true and whether they are defamatory depends on the judge.
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For Harry, the legal team is naturally making the story “defamatory.” He wrote that he had “tried to keep his legal battle with the government secret from the public” and that the article was “unjustly and ugly” trying to persuade the public. It will be the publisher of the Associated Newspapers Limited Sunday Mail, To prove otherwise. A written verdict is expected next month.
Will it never end for Prince Harry?
There is an element of Kafkaesque’s horror with this situation. Harry’s case sued. Bring her Sunday Mail The court proves some things again: Harry is not afraid to sue, and he is paying close attention to the UK’s opinion of him.
As for the police protection issue, the conclusions that Harry reached were certainly satisfactory. The whole family attended Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, where Lilybate Diana could finally meet her name. The couple was at one point deprived by the mob, which could actually give credence to Harry’s case.
One has to wonder what Harry is doing to fix his relationship with the British people. He and Prince William are known to be losing their temper, and the Platinum Jubilee was a step in the right direction. That being said, we’re not going to hold our breath for the Harry Tabloid Press.