Prince Harry is grilled over ‘boozy’ night at ‘sleazy strip joint’

In a high-profile legal battle, Prince Harry is suing Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) for alleged phone hacking and other unlawful information-gathering practices, claiming that such methods were used to publish 140 articles about him between 1996 and 2010. During the second day of a rigorous cross-examination, the Duke of Sussex faced intense questioning, particularly over a past incident involving a “boozy” night at a strip club, and the broader allegations of phone hacking. Despite the grueling interrogation, where Harry was reminded by Andrew Green KC that the questioning was not a two-way process, the prince stood firm, denying speculation and reiterating his lack of concrete evidence regarding his phone being hacked. Harry’s motivation for the lawsuit includes protecting his wife, Meghan Markle, from media intrusion and hate, alongside a personal quest for justice against what he perceives as widespread unlawful practices by the press. Notably, Harry revealed his decision to sue MGN was spurred by a chance meeting with his barrister, emphasizing a desire to confront the abuse and intrusion he and Meghan have faced. This legal confrontation highlights Harry’s deep-seated issues with the media, underlined by his claims of experiencing depression and paranoia due to privacy breaches, which have eroded his trust and affected personal relationships, mirroring the fears his late mother, Princess Diana, faced.