Victory in court: Prince Harry’s lawsuit against a British Sunday newspaper was successful. An article about Harry’s safety precautions was “defamatory”.
Prince Harry (37) has won another legal battle against the British newspaper “Mail on Sunday”. According to Deadline magazine , a judge ruled that a report on Harry’s security arrangements was “defamatory”. Harry sued the paper’s owner, Associated Newspapers Limited. Harry’s wife, Duchess Meghan (40), has already won a lawsuit against the “Mail on Sunday” after she published a private letter to her father Thomas Markle (77) without consent.
Harry’s lawyers argued in court that the article about Harry’s safety concerns was defamatory. The message implied that Harry had lied and also tried to manipulate public opinion. However, that is demonstrably wrong. At its core, the February 2022 article dealt with Harry’s alleged attempt to forcefully request police protection for his planned visit to the UK. According to the “Mail on Sunday”, however, he wanted to keep this secret.
Damages, Injunction, Counter-Notification
Harry applied to the court for damages for defamation against the Mail on Sunday, but also for an injunction that the allegations should not be distributed further. He also demanded a reply in the form of an obligation for the newspaper to publish the judgment that had been passed.
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