Watch reaction outside High Court as Prince Harry wins damages in privacy case against The Mirror

Oliver Browning
Friday 15 December 2023 11:20 GMT

Watch from outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London after the Duke of Sussex won damages against a tabloid newspaper publisher on Friday 15 December.

Prince Harry has been awarded £140,600 after bringing a phone hacking claim against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN).

Mr Justice Fancourt concluded there was “extensive” phone hacking generally by MGN from 2006 to 2011, “even to some extent” during the Leveson Inquiry into media standards.

The judge also ruled that Harry’s phone was probably hacked “to a modest extent” by the publisher.

The 39-year-old sued Mirror Group Newspapers for damages, claiming journalists at its titles – the Daily and Sunday Mirror and Sunday People – were linked to methods including phone hacking, so-called “blagging” or gaining information by deception, and use of private investigators for unlawful activities.

His case was heard alongside similar claims brought by actor Michael Turner, who is known professionally as Michael Le Vell and is most famous for playing Kevin Webster in Coronation Street, actress Nikki Sanderson and Fiona Wightman, the ex-wife of comedian Paul Whitehouse.

The allegations in their claims about unlawful activity at MGN’s titles covered a period from as early as 1991 until at least 2011, the court was previously told.

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