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Prince Harry is the first senior member of the royal family to be cross-examined in court since the future Edward VII in 1891
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Prince Harry this week became the first senior royal to give evidence in court in more than a century, as he took on Mirror Group Newspapers (MGM) over alleged phone hacking.

The Duke of Sussex spent more than eight hours in the witness box over two days, telling the High Court that “abuse, intrusion and hate” from tabloids had caused him “significant distress” over the years and destroyed some of his closest relationships.

Harry and his lawyers claim that journalists at the Daily Mirror, The Sunday Mirror and The Sunday People used illegal methods to gather stories about the prince. MGN is contesting the claims and denies senior figures were aware of wrongdoing.

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In other legal dramas, Donald Trump is facing criminal charges over his handling of classified documents after leaving the White House. Sources suggest he may face at least seven charges, including unauthorised retention of classified files.

Trump confirmed the indictments in a series of posts last night on his Truth Social media platform. “I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States,” wrote Trump, who insisted: “I am an innocent man.”

To find out how closely you’ve been paying attention to the latest developments in the news and other global events, put your knowledge to the test with our Quiz of The Week.

1. How many people will get a universal basic income (UBI) of £1,600 a month in a proposed trial in England?

  • 30
  • 50
  • 300
  • 3,000

2. What is the name of Apple’s newly unveiled “mixed reality” headset?

  • Virtual Worlds
  • Vision Pro
  • New Sights
  • Future View

3. Data shows that which infectious disease is overtaking Covid-19 as the world’s most deadly?

  • Measles
  • Flu
  • Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis C

4. Colombia’s authorities are being urged to act against a growing population of which animal?

  • Hippos
  • Frogs
  • Guinea pigs
  • Crocodiles

5. Man City’s 2-1 victory over Man Utd last weekend brought the Sky Blue’s total tally of FA Cup title wins to how many?

  • Four
  • Five
  • Seven
  • Eight

6. Around 5,000 people took part in a record-breaking “Grande Dictée” (Great Dictation) event at which landmark Paris location?

  • Louvre Museum
  • Notre-Dame cathedral
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champs-Élysées

7. What is the average cost of attending a hen or stag party in the UK, according to a survey for Aviva?

  • £353
  • £779
  • £924
  • £1,300

8. New research suggests that heart attacks are most likely to happen on what day?

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday
  • Sunday

9. Which supermarket has been named Britain’s cheapest for a 12th consecutive month?

  • Waitrose
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Aldi
  • Lidl

10. Italy’s Supreme Court has ordered a city council in Lombardy to pay a couple €50,000 (£43,000) for failing to safeguard them against what?

  • Air pollution
  • Harassment by neighbours
  • Nightlife noise
  • Trespassing tourists

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1. 30

If the two-year pilot programme secures funding, volunteers to receive UBI will be selected at random from Jarrow in South Tyneside and East Finchley in north London, and 20% of places will be reserved for people with disabilities.

2. Vision Pro

Touted as the “most advanced personal electronic device ever”, the $3,499 (£2,800) headset blends digital content with the physical world.

3. Tuberculosis

Experts fear that TB represents a “ticking timebomb”, amid soaring infection and death rates. Latest figures suggest that the disease killed around 4,400 people a day worldwide in 2021.

4. Hippos

The so-called “cocaine hippos” are descendants of four brought to Colombia by late druglord Pablo Escobar. Warnings that they pose a serious threat to humans and other wildlife have intensified after a new census found that the invasive hippo population has expanded to up to 215.

5. Seven

The latest victory puts Man City joint with Aston Villa for total FA Cup title wins. The record for the most wins is held be Arsenal, at 14, followed by Man Utd (12), and Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham (all on 8).

6. Champs-Élysées

Thousands of desks were set up along the iconic avenue before participants took part in a series of spelling bees on Sunday. For more odd and unexpected news, sign up to the Tall Tales newsletter.

7. £779

The research found that men spent £920 on average for celebrations in the UK, while women typically paid £652. For a stag or hen do abroad, men spent an average of £1,256, while women forked out £1,158.

8. Monday

An analysis of data on 10,528 patients admitted to hospital in Ireland with a serious heart attack over a five-year period found that rates were 13% higher on Mondays. Possible reasons suggested include disruptions to sleep cycles over the weekend that may trigger higher levels of inflammation and stress hormones when people return to their usual weekday rising times.

9. Aldi

Latest research by Which? found that Aldi has remained the cheapest supermarket since May 2022, with an average basket of goods costing £68.60 last month. Lidl was just behind at £70.51, while Waitrose was the most expensive, at £86.91.

10. Nightlife noise

The landmark ruling concludes a 10-year legal case in which the couple sought the right to “a quiet life” and “rest” at their home in Carmine, a district with bustling nightlife in the northern city of Brescia.

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 Sorcha Bradley is a writer at The Week and a regular on “The Week Unwrapped” podcast. She worked at The Week magazine for a year and a half before taking up her current role with the digital team, where she mostly covers UK current affairs and politics. Before joining The Week, Sorcha worked at slow-news start-up Tortoise Media. She has also written for Sky News, The Sunday Times, the London Evening Standard and Grazia magazine, among other publications. She has a master’s in newspaper journalism from City, University of London, where she specialised in political journalism.