Harry told the court that extremely intimate details of their phone call kept emerging in the media. A few examples: The Daily Mirror story, “Down in the Dumped,” published in November 2006, features Harry and Chelsy’s emotional discussion of trial separation. “It is not clear to me how the defendants obtained this information or why they felt it was necessary to release it,” Harry wrote in his witness statement. (Mirror Group, however, stated that this information was derived from previously published reports.) An April 2006 article published in People, about the “serial phone calls” made by a distraught David to Harry after he went to a strip club. (The publisher said the news came from two freelance writers whose visit was widely publicized.) Back in January 2006, the Daily The Mirror wrote that Harry had received “a slam on the phone” after he allegedly flirted with another girl at a party. (Here, the Mirror Group called the information “obvious and trivial.”) Then, they went on holiday in Mozambique: a reporter and photographer, allegedly the Duke of Sussex, arrived ahead of them. How could they possibly know?
An article about Caroline Flack – the British TV presenter Harry dated at 2006 who died at Suicide in 2020 – also presented as evidence. “Each of these articles has had an impact on my life,” he said in his testimony Tuesday.
In 2020, the prince posted a statement following news that Prince Harry is dating American actress Meghan Markle statement, which at the time was considered one of the strongest statements he had ever made. “Prince Harry is concerned for Ms Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed at the failure to protect her,” the letter read. “It’s not right that Ms Markle should be weathering a storm like this after months of being in a relationship with him. He knows commentators will say it’s ‘the price she has to pay’ and ‘it’s all part of the game’.” He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – this is her life and his life.”
Kensington Palace also mentioned, “He rarely takes a regular approach to publishing fictional stories. Formal action about him.”