- Prince Harry wins court case against Mirror Group Newspapers
- Piers Morgan responds sharply to Harry’s victory
- Morgan criticizes Harry for complaining about privacy invasion while revealing private moments in interviews and books
- MGN settles with Harry and other claimants, expected to pay around £2m in legal costs
- Harry returns to the US but plans to attend the Invictus Games anniversary in May
The ongoing feud between Prince Harry and Piers Morgan reached a new level this week as Harry emerged victorious in his court battle against Mirror Group Newspapers. The Duke of Sussex was awarded £400,000 in compensation for damages incurred from phone hacking during the early 2000s. However, instead of celebrating Harry’s win, Morgan responded with sharp words and criticism.
Morgan’s Response to Harry’s Victory
Speaking to reporters outside his house, Morgan acknowledged the reprehensibility of invading the privacy of the Royal Family, stating that he shares Prince Harry’s opinion. However, he added, “I just wish he’d stop doing it,” referring to Harry’s own actions of revealing private moments in interviews and books.
Morgan’s Criticism of Harry and Meghan
Morgan, known for his strong opinions, has long criticized Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for complaining about intrusion into their private lives while simultaneously participating in and profiting from interviews, book deals, and documentaries that reveal behind-the-scenes moments of the British royal family. Morgan’s criticism has been met with backlash, with many accusing him of hypocrisy.
Mirror Group Newspapers Settles with Harry
During the court proceedings, it was revealed that Mirror Group Newspapers, where Morgan served as editor from 1995 to 2004, settled with Prince Harry and other claimants who were victims of illegal news gathering. The publisher will make a costs payment of approximately £400,000, with additional costs yet to be assessed. The combined legal bill for MGN is expected to reach around £2 million.
Harry’s Return to the US and Future Plans
With his court victory secured, Prince Harry has returned to the US, where he presented an award in Las Vegas. However, he is expected to return to Britain in May to attend a service at St Paul’s Cathedral, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Invictus Games, which Harry founded.
The ongoing feud between Prince Harry and Piers Morgan shows no signs of dissipating. Morgan’s response to Harry’s courtroom victory highlights the deep divide between the two, with Morgan criticizing Harry for his actions while simultaneously expressing agreement on the issue of privacy invasion. As the feud continues, it remains to be seen how their relationship will evolve in the coming months.