Prince Harry is at the forefront of a war against British tabloids.
A historic trial
Prince Harry has won a landmark case, as a High Court judge ruled that Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) had indeed hacked into the royal family member's phone. The ruling therefore supports Harry's claim of illegal and intrusive information gathering.
An important victory
This is an important victory in Harry's fight against tabloid practices in England.
The Court found that 15 of the 33 items proved were directly related to illegal activities, such as access to cell phone voicemails and other types of inappropriate surveillance!
Prince Harry has been awarded £140,600, or around US$180,000, in damages.
Harry's quest for justice placed him at the forefront of an effort to reform the media, particularly in light of the distress he expressed at unethical journalistic practices. This situation worsened during the years of Diana, his mother, and after the princess's death in 1997.
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The court proceedings painted a damning picture of MGN's editors and directors, including Piers Morgan, who denied any involvement in the phone hacking.
MGN has apologized for all the mistakes it has made in the past and pledged to move forward with reform.
MGN's judgment is not only clear, it also exposes unethical media practices that also affect other public figures.
Prince Harry on a crusade
Prince Harry continues to take legal action, having lodged similar complaints against the editors of The Sun and The Daily Mail.