Prince Harry's phone was hacked, and the royal family hid it from him
Britain's Prince Harry appeared in court in London yesterday, where a lawyer representing a group of British tabloids intends to seek dismissal of a lawsuit against the prince and other celebrities for recording their phones and violating their privacy.
The hearing is part of one of several lawsuits that Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, has brought against the media. The hearing is expected to last four days, and Prince Harry's presence at the High Court in London is a sign of the importance he attaches to the case.
The media group Associated Newspapers, publisher of newspapers such as the Daily Mail, is asking the court to dismiss claims by several high-profile individuals seeking damages for media abuse and illegal acquisition of their private information.
Prince Harry said during the trial that the British royal family hid from him that his phone was hacked because they did not want him to press charges.
In a statement about his lawsuit against the Daily Mail, the Duke of Sussex said he had been forced to agree to a rule imposed by his family, which was to "never complain and never explain" in relation to press relations.
"In 2018, I became aware that I could file a lawsuit. The institution of the royal family hid from me information about the hacking of my phone, and this became clear to me only in recent years," said Prince Harry, reports "Sky News".
He also said that all members of the royal family had never discussed together whether anyone had pressed charges.
"Each office in the family is isolated. There is a misconception that we are all constantly communicating with each other, but that is not true," he said.
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