Over the weekend, some British newspapers decided to poke fun at Prince Harry by publishing photos and jokes touched up on April Fool’s Day.
One newspaper, for example, published a photo of Harry with the caption “Game of Moans: Launching Harry’s Megxit PS5 title for the crowning glory”.
Another post went with an edited photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with the caption “Call of Dukey.”
Harry returned to the High Court in London on Thursday where his lawyer is fighting a newspaper editor’s attempt to dismiss his case and those of other high-profile figures.
The lawsuit alleges widespread unlawful acts by journalists, including phone hacking and other serious invasions of privacy by journalists from the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday or private investigators working on their behalf.
Along with singer Elton John and five other personalities, Harry is suing the Associated Newspapers publisher.
Associated Newspapers is seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed before a trial, arguing that the claims, some of which date back 30 years, were outside a six-year window for legal action. The publisher’s attorney, Adrian Beltrami, told the court on Wednesday that the claims were dismissed “in their entirety.”
David Sherborne, the solicitor for Harry and the other claimants, explained why they hadn’t filed a complaint before. He said they were “baffled” by unequivocal denials made at a public inquiry in 2011 by senior Associated executives.
Prince Harry is now back in the US after attending the court hearing.