Why he fights. Prince Harry did not hesitate in his continuous fight against the DailyMirror — and an insider says that’s not going to change.
“Harry is determined to win this case no matter what,” the source reveals exclusively in the new issue of We Weekly. “Harry says he will share whatever he needs to do justice. He is willing to risk everything in this regard.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, began giving evidence in the case earlier this month, appearing in court on June 6-7. Spare the author is suing Mirror Group Newspapers, which publishes the DailyMirrorfor allegedly gathering information about him by illegally accessing his voicemails between 1996 and 2011. The media company, meanwhile, denied the allegations saying its reporters used legal reporting techniques.
“It’s been extremely exhausting and nerve-wracking,” the insider said of Harry’s involvement in the case. “But Harry’s determination to speak out against what he claims is pure illegality is what drove him through and kept him focused.”
In his witness statement, the Invictus Games founder blamed tabloid coverage of his personal life for his split from Chelsy Davywho he dated on and off from 2004 to 2010. The UK native alleged that reporters tracked his and Davy’s whereabouts via voicemails, resulting in their outings being cut off by photographers and journalists.
“Ultimately these factors led her to make the decision that a royal life was not for her, which was incredibly upsetting to me at the time,” Harry wrote, noting that he and Davy , 37, communicated frequently by telephone as they were often living in different countries.
The prince also detailed the ‘unusual mobile activity’ he had noticed over the years, saying the ‘new voicemail’ symbol sometimes disappeared before he had a chance to listen to the message . “I don’t know how long after they were eavesdropped the symbol disappeared, probably straight away,” he wrote. “I also vividly remember people saying to me ‘didn’t you get my voicemail?’ both on a personal and professional level. I was like, ‘no’, and sometimes I’d go back to my voicemail to look for it but still couldn’t find it.
Harry has already been pushed back by the Mirror Group lawyer Andre Green, who questioned him during the first two days of testimony. When the former military pilot speculated that his school’s landline might have been hacked while speaking to his late mother Princess Diana, Green replied: “It’s just speculation you have. formulated now.”
While Meghan Markle did not accompany her husband to the trial, the source notes that the Combinations alum, 41, was Harry’s “rock” during the ordeal. “She’s proud of him for having the strength and courage to do the right thing,” the insider said. We.
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