Prince Harry has instructed his legal team to seek a libel win from the Mail on Sunday newspaper without a trial. The Duke of Sussex is taking legal action against the newspaper over its publication of a private letter he wrote to his father, Prince Charles.
In a statement, Prince Harry’s lawyers said that he “has been consistent in his willingness to take all necessary steps to redress the situation” and that he “does not and will not accept a false narrative”.
The statement added that the Duke “will be taking legal action against the Mail on Sunday and its parent company associated newspapers, and will be seeking damages, including aggravated and exemplary damages, for the misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the General Data Protection Regulation”.
The statement also said that Prince Harry “has asked his legal team to pursue this claim on the basis that it is both necessary and proportionate”.
It is not clear how Prince Harry intends to pursue his claim without a trial, but it may involve seeking a settlement or an apology from the newspaper.