According to a London court, Prince Harry should only receive £500 in the phone-hacking case.

Mirror Group Newspapers has urged before the high court that Prince Harry should only be awarded £500 in damages at the conclusion of his phone-hacking case.

The Duke of Sussex claims that he was the victim of illegal behaviour by journalists working for the Mirror, the Sunday Mirror, and the People, and he is asking a judge to grant him more than £200,000 as compensation.

He gave testimony in a court case earlier this month, becoming the first prince to do so in 130 years. He informed the high court that there was “hard evidence” that he had been unjustly targeted. He claimed that the reason he did not accept the Mirror’s denials was because “my whole life the press have misled me” to hide their misdeeds.

Mirror Group Newspapers stated that while they had “enormous sympathy” for the prince’s experience with media intrusion, they did not believe the prince had any proof that his phone had been hacked or that their newspapers had engaged in widespread criminal behaviour.

The publisher agreed that a People journalist once paid a private investigator £75 to gather information about Harry’s 2004 visit to the exclusive nightclub Chinawhite in London. They claimed that the tiny amount indicated that the “inquiries were limited” and have recommended that the judge only give the prince £500 in damages as a result.

The attorney claimed there was no proof that the Mirror’s reporters had targeted Harry’s phone despite the fact that the publication had hacked the voicemails of other celebrities in the 2000s and given them significant damages.

Harry had no expectation of privacy, according to Green, who also claimed that many of the reports about him that were allegedly obtained unlawfully were either “trivial” or came from reliable sources like palace spokespeople.

Harry is filing two separate phone-hacking cases against the Sun and Daily Mail publishers since it is known that Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World hacked Harry’s phone.

Harry’s attorney, David Sherborne, noted that several possible witnesses, including the former editor of the Mirror, Piers Morgan, had not been asked to testify: Hamlet without the entire royal court is more of a problem than Hamlet without the prince of Denmark.

On Tuesday, Mr. Justice Fancourt, the judge, inquired as to whether he would be expected to pronounce on whether Morgan, who has consistently denied ordering phone hacking, was aware of his journalists’ criminal conduct.

One aspect of a larger trial involving phone hacking at Mirror Group Newspapers is the prince’s case. The trial is due to end on Friday, and a decision is anticipated in the autumn.

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