Prince Harry: judge rules 'extensive' phone hacking carried out by Mirror Group papers

High Court rules in Duke's favour as he urges police investigation, claiming editors lied under oath at Leveson Inquiry

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle clap and smile during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023
The Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle have brought five cases against media organisations to the High Court since 2019
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Prince Harry has won nearly half of his claims of phone hacking and unlawful information-gathering against the Daily Mirror publisher in a ruling that could have "profound implications" for British media and the royal family.

The Duke of Sussex sued Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) for damages, claiming journalists at its papers "were linked to methods including phone hacking, so-called 'blagging' or gaining information by deception, and use of private investigators for unlawful activities", said the Daily Mirror. At the High Court, Mr Justice Fancourt ruled in favour of Harry on 15 claims, awarding him £140,600 in damages – "just under a third of the £443,000 he'd asked for", said the newspaper. 

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