Prince Harry launches libel action against Mail on Sunday publisher

The Duke of Sussex has launched a libel case against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday over a story claiming he had fallen out of touch with the Royal Marines.

Schillings, the legal firm representing the Sussexes, filed the action against Associated Newspapers Ltd (ANL) at the High Court at the end of last month, PA understands.

It is understood the claim relates to a story published by the newspaper in October which is said to have alleged that Harry had not been in touch with the Marines since quitting as a working royal in March.

Papers setting out the case are expected to be made public in the coming weeks.

The Duchess of Sussex has ongoing legal action against ANL over an article that reproduced parts of the handwritten letter sent to her father Thomas Markle in August 2018.

The duchess is seeking damages for alleged misuse of private information, copyright infringement and breach of the Data Protection Act.

In October, the full trial over the letter was postponed from January 2021 to next autumn for a confidential reason, after a private hearing.

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Harry also has an ongoing legal action. He has brought cases against News Group Newspapers and Mirror Group Newspapers over alleged historical phone hacking.

After stepping away from formal royal duties earlier this year for a new life in the US, Harry gave up his honorary military titles.

His ceremonial roles as Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Force Commandant of the Royal Air Force Base Honington, and Honorary Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Naval Commands’ Small Ships and Diving, were all put on hold following “Megxit”.

The duke spent a decade in the forces and carried out two frontline tours to Afghanistan.

Earlier this month he spoke publicly of how he was “born into a life of duty” but that, during his time in the military, he “committed to a life of service”.

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2 thoughts on “Prince Harry launches libel action against Mail on Sunday publisher”

  1. Not at it again
    Prince Harry launches libel action against Mail on Sunday publisher
    Trying to get cash to live off do we British Taxpayer Not pay you well SIR?
    It getting very repetitive you month off paper pick up your mistakes
    then you try suing them –again & again
    If your short of cash again you could ask her Majesty or your dad for some Harry
    stop doing Libel cases against new paper ,It would also help if you kept showwwww
    in public them the paper would not get hold of your words SIR

    1. Or… the papers could just stop making up stories about him.

      Then he wouldn’t have to keep suing them, would he?

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