Prince Harry arrived unexpectedly in London where he is suing U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail over alleged bugging, getting personal information through deception and breaching his privacy.
The Duke of Sussex was greeted at the High Court by a pack of press photographers and video cameras, two months after his book Spare said the sound of cameras triggers his trauma.
Harry is among several high-profile figures, including Liz Hurley, Elton John and Sadie Frost, to accuse Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail and its sister titles, of historic privacy breaches.
As he walked past journalists, Harry said “morning guys, morning,” before he and a photographer accidentally bumped into each other.
A reporter could be heard shouting: “Sir, why are you here sir? What are you hoping to achieve sir?” Harry swerved both the question and the photographer.
The Daily Mail responded to the case when it was first made public in October: “We utterly and unambiguously refute these preposterous smears which appear to be nothing more than a pre-planned and orchestrated attempt to drag the Mail titles into the phone hacking scandal concerning articles up to 30 years old.
“These unsubstantiated and highly defamatory claims—based on no credible evidence—appear to be simply a fishing expedition by claimants and their lawyers, some of whom have already pursued cases elsewhere.”
Jack Royston is chief royal correspondent for Newsweek, based in London. You can find him on Twitter at @jack_royston and read his stories on Newsweek‘s The Royals Facebook page.
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