Prince Harry has won a major victory in his legal battle against the publisher of The Sun newspaper. The Court of Appeal has ruled that Harry will be allowed to take part of his damages claim to the High Court.
The case stems from Harry’s claim that The Sun unlawfully intercepted his voicemails between 2005 and 2015. In 2023, a High Court judge ruled in Harry’s favor, awarding him damages of £1.2 million. However, the judge also ruled that the damages could not be paid out until the end of a separate legal battle between The Sun and another phone hacking victim, Gordon Taylor.
Taylor’s case is still ongoing, but the Court of Appeal has now ruled that Harry can take part of his damages claim to the High Court. This means that Harry will be able to receive some of the damages he is owed while the Taylor case is still ongoing.
The ruling is a major victory for Harry and a sign that the British courts are taking the issue of phone hacking seriously. It is also a victory for those who have been targeted by the media, and it sends a message that the media will not be allowed to get away with its actions.
The Implications of the Ruling
The ruling in Harry’s case has a number of implications for the British media. First, it shows that the courts are willing to hold the media accountable for its actions. Second, it sends a message to the media that it will not be allowed to bully or harass people without consequences. Third, it could lead to a more transparent and accountable media landscape.
The ruling is also a victory for those who have been targeted by the media. It shows that they are not alone and that they can seek justice. It also sends a message to the media that it will not be allowed to get away with its actions.
The Future of the Case
The Taylor case is still ongoing, and it is unclear when it will be resolved. However, the ruling in Harry’s case is a major setback for The Sun and a significant victory for Harry.
It is too early to say what the ultimate outcome of the case will be. However, the ruling is a major step forward in the fight for media accountability. It is a sign that the media is no longer above the law, and that those who have been hurt by the media will no longer be silenced.