Prince Harry (39) has been ordered to pay almost £50,000 in damages as part of an ongoing libel case against the Mail on Sunday newspaper. This is reported by the “Independent”, among others.
Harry had sued publisher Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) over an article that reported on the legal dispute over security arrangements for the inactive royal in Britain. The prince felt his reputation had been damaged by the opinion piece.
However, the court found the publisher in the right and ordered Harry to pay the opposing side's legal fees of £48,447, which is equivalent to over 56,000 euros. The article is an opinion piece from February 2022 about the government's decision to withdraw taxpayer-funded police protection from Harry after he moved to the United States.
With the ongoing proceedings against the British Home Office, Prince Harry wants to ensure that his family, who now lives in the USA, continue to receive police protection when they visit Great Britain.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan resigned as working royals at the beginning of 2020 and moved to the USA. However, the Duke of Sussex claims that the move was not a free decision. He and his family were instead expelled from the United Kingdom.