- Title: Prince Harry's case against papers a "high risk strategy" - lawyer
- Date: 4th October 2019
- Summary: PAPER WHICH READS (English) 'MARKLE DAD BLASTS PALACE' VARIOUS OF AUGUST 12 THE MAIL ON SUNDAY NEWSPAPER WITH HEADLINE (English): 'MEGHAN DAD: I HUNG UP ON PRINCE HARRY'/ WORDS (English): 'Royal groom berated him for fake photos before his wedding' and 'He was banned from giving a speech and didn't get invitation' LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - AUGUST 1, 2018) (REUTERS) FRONT PAGE OF DAILY MIRROR NEWSPAPER WITH HEADLINE (English): 'PALACE CRISIS TALKS OVER SILENCING MEGHAN'S DAD'
- Embargoed: 18th October 2019 22:30
- Keywords: Royals media papers Duke and Duchess of Sussex
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND / CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA / INTERNET
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND / CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA / INTERNET
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Royals
- Reuters ID: LVA003AZOO5ZB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Britain's Prince Harry is to sue the publishers of Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper and the Daily Mirror over allegations of phone-hacking, as he and his wife Meghan stepped up their battle with the tabloid press on Friday (October 4).
The move by Harry, Duke of Sussex, comes days after he and Meghan took legal action against a different newspaper in response to what he called "bullying" by some sections of the British media.
A lawyer said the move by the Prince was a "high risk strategy" as the royals could end up being cross examined in court.
"Claims have been filed on behalf of The Duke of Sussex at the High Court regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages," a spokeswoman for Harry said. She declined to give further details of the claim.
A spokeswoman for News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, confirmed that a claim had been issued by Harry.
Harry was one target in a phone-hacking scandal that rocked Murdoch's newspaper empire and prompted the closure of his News of the World tabloid in 2011.
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