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Prince Harry Wins $180k In Phone Hacking Legal Battle: What’s Next?

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You win some, you lose some, in the course of one week, Prince Harry has done both!

On the winning side, Prince Harry won the latest round in his legal battle with the British publisher, the Mirror Group. On Friday, Dec. 15, the court awarded the royal $180,000 (£140,000) in damages in his phone-hacking case, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The Prince, who has arguably spent every moment since his birth in the spotlight, accused the publishers of hacking into his phone, as well as other illegal activities, to learn private information that could then be turned into news stories. Additionally, he claimed he was the victim of more than “140 instances of illegal news gathering,” reports the outlet.

 Prince Harry Duke of Sussex
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attends the sitting volleyball finals at the Merkur Spiel-Arena during day six of the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 on September 15, 2023. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)

But file this all under a partial victory for the royal. For one thing, the damages payment he was awarded is just a smidge more than half the £320,000 Harry had been seeking — and these days, Harry is seeking some additional income. 

On the other hand, the ruling comes days after another court ruled Harry had to pay the Mail on Sunday more than £48,000 ($61,000) in legal costs after he lost an attempt to get part of the paper’s defense in a libel case thrown out. So, he and Meghan Markle are coming out ahead – but only just. 

But hey, it’s enough money that, should they really only wish to work one hour week as reports claim, they could, even just for a little bit, right?

Prince Harry Wins $180k In Phone Hacking Legal Battle: What’s Next? was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip.

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