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Prince Harry ends “hacking” court case against Mirror newspapers after final settlement agreed

Prince Harry and lawyer David Sherborne last year

Prince Harry has ended his bitter four-year legal battle with the Mirror Group.

He has accepted an undisclosed financial settlement from the newspaper company.

His legal team announced that he had accepted damages from the publisher in a deal that will negate the need for a second trial.


The details of the settlement were not revealed.

David Sherborne, the Prince’s barrister, told Mr Justice Fancourt:

“MGN [Mirror Group Newspapers] agreed to pay the Duke a substantial additional sum by way of damages as well as his costs.”

The 39-year-old Prince – the Duke Of Sussex – had sued MGN over 148 articles he claimed were illegally obtained.

Giving evidence at the High Court last June, he said he was motivated by a desire to protect his wife, Meghan.

At that hearing he was awarded £140,600 in damages.

The judge ruled 15 of 33 articles chosen for examination were published as the result of phone hacking or other illegal means of news gathering.

Last month, Prince Harry threatened to pursue a second High Court trial if he was not awarded proper damages.

MGN gave into that request.





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