Dec 15, 2023
By Jane Brown
Prince Harry has won his phone hacking lawsuit against the publisher of the Daily Mirror and was awarded over 140,000 ($180,000 U.S.) in the first of his several lawsuits against the tabloids to go to trial.
Justice Timothy Fancourt in the High Court found on Friday that phone hacking was “widespread and habitual” at Mirror Group Newspapers over many years.
He said private investigators were used substantially and “were an integral part of the system” to gather information unlawfully.
The justice said executives at the papers were aware of it and covered it up.
He also said Mirror Group was not responsible for all of the unlawful activity directed at the duke of Sussex.
In reaction, Prince Harry said “today is a great day for truth, as well as accountability.”