Prince Harry is due to take the witness box this week as the first of six cases begin in the High Court in London. As Prince Harry fights for his privacy rights and sues British tabloids for abusing his trust, he himself must also face responsibility.
In a commentary article for news.com.au, royal expert Daniela Elser argued that Harry’s claims in his ongoing lawsuits are laughable. The expert pointed out the irony of the arguments made by the duke.
Harry’s lawyer has claimed the rift between Harry and his brother Prince William dates back to 2003, when reports emerged the two disagreed over whether to meet the former butler. their late mother, Paul Burrell.
“At this very early stage, the seeds of discord between these two brothers are being sown,” Sherborne told the court. “The brothers can disagree at times, but once it becomes public in this way, with their innermost feelings on display, trust begins to erode.”
Elser responded to this statement, stating that while the brothers may indeed disagree, they “are not writing a 400-plus-page tell-all book that paints the other brother as the bad guy.” She added: “Most brothers don’t repeatedly violate their family’s privacy in search of money. Most brothers don’t create multi-part TV dramas about their family feuds or give d interviews where they call their mother-in-law ‘dangerous’ and claim she ‘left bodies on the streets’ on her way to becoming queen.”
Elser argued that Harry, by accusing the media of eroding trust within his family, accepted tens of millions of dollars to betray his own family’s trust, which is more than a little hypocritical.
Currently, the Duke of Sussex is embroiled in lawsuits against three separate UK publishers: Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the owner of the Daily Mail; News Group Newspapers (NGN), the now defunct owner of The Sun and News of the World; and Mirror Group Logs (MGN). (NGN is owned by the same parent company as News Corp Australia, which publishes this banner.)