LONDON, United Kingdom – Prince Harry has begun authorized motion in opposition to extra British tabloid newspapers, media and one of many publishing teams involved stated Friday, days after slamming the press for protection of his spouse.
“We can confirm that a claim has been issued by the Duke of Sussex,” Information Group Newspapers, which publishes The Solar day by day and the now-defunct Information of the World, stated in an announcement.
“We have no further comment to make at the current time,” it added.
Sky Information tv stated Buckingham Palace had confirmed the claims had been relating to “the illegal interception of voicemail messages”.
Britain’s home Press Affiliation information company carried the identical affirmation and stated the Each day Mirror tabloid was additionally concerned, with out elaborating.
The event comes three days after Harry launched authorized motion for invasion of privateness in opposition to The Mail on Sunday newspaper after it printed a letter from his spouse Meghan.
In a stinging assault on the tabloid media, he stated the duchess was being hounded by the press in the identical method as his mom, Diana, princess of Wales, was earlier than her demise in 1997.
“My deepest fear is history repeating itself,” he stated.
A grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, Harry, who’s sixth in line to the throne, has beforehand criticised the “racial undertones of comment pieces” about Meghan, a mixed-race U.S. actress whom he married final yr.