The paranoia that Prince Harry suffered when he was the victim of telephone taps

The paranoia that Prince Harry suffered when he was the victim of telephone taps

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The Duke of Sussex lived through hell at the time when certain press broke into his phone.

The paranoia that Prince Harry suffered when he was the victim of telephone taps

Some of Prince Harry’s complaints to the press may be unfounded, but others are clearly not. The Duke of Sussex sued News Group Newspapers, editor of The Sun and the now-defunct News of the World for eavesdropping that deeply affected you.

Prince Harry at the UK-Africa Investment SummitPrince Harry at the UK-Africa Investment Summit

Through eavesdropping, certain press had privileged access to places Prince Harry was going to go and learned about things that he only commented to certain people. All that made him paranoid by thinking he was being betrayed, with the consequent damage to himself and to those around him.

According to court documents that have become known through The Times, the Duke of Sussex was truly paranoid and he was suspicious of his friends. Behind everything would be the telephone jabs of News of the World, a scandal that not only affected him and that led to the closure of this tabloid in 2011.

The Sussex war against a certain press

As part of his war against the press, Prince Harry sued The Sun and Daily Mirror in October for violation of your privacy and intrusion into your private life having illegally accessed your phone. The information was confirmed at the time by Buckingham Palace because at that time Sussexit had not occurred.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in their final act as members of the British Royal HousePrince Harry and Meghan Markle in their final act as members of the British Royal House

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke with the usual unwritten rule of the British Royal Family of not going against the press, something that has only been done at very specific times. The Dukes of Sussex considered that if the British Royal House did not help them, it would be justice that did. Thus, they also sued to protect their son Archie, while the Duchess of Sussex did the same against Daily Mail for the case of his father’s letter.

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