Prince Harry is contemplating the pursuit of additional legal action against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) in the wake of his recent triumph in the High Court against the publishing entity.

Following the successful determination of only a quarter of the duke’s case, Prince Harry is prepared to return to the witness box if the appropriate damages are not awarded. His legal battle against MGN revolves around 148 articles, alleging that journalists employed tactics such as phone hacking and other illicit means to gather information.

In the recent judgment, Prince Harry was granted £140,600 in damages, with the judge finding that 15 out of the 33 examined articles were published through phone hacking and unlawful information gathering, told The Telegraph.

David Sherborne, the duke’s barrister, revealed that while Prince Harry is open to resolving the remaining claim through agreement, he is ready to testify if necessary. Sherborne stated, “Although the duke is certainly prepared to attempt to resolve the remainder of his claim through agreement, it is necessary to list the trial of the remainder of his claim as soon as is practicable.”

The case returned to the High Court when it was disclosed that no agreement had been reached regarding the outstanding 115 articles constituting Harry’s claim. Roger Mallalieu KC, representing MGN, mentioned that offers had been made but kept the details confidential.

Despite initially seeking £440,000, Prince Harry received only £140,600 in damages. Sherborne acknowledged that another trial could extend up to 10 days, depending on the number of witnesses called.

Sherborne argued, “There is no reason why the duke’s claim should wait until determination of any appeal, which would not affect his claim.”

The outstanding 115 stories include reports on Prince Harry’s relationship with his former girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, and details about his military career.

In December 2023, after the court ruled in his favor, Prince Harry characterized himself as a “dragon slayer” and expressed his determination to continue the fight against what he deemed as dishonest press practices.

His statement emphasized the court’s findings regarding unlawful and criminal activities across three Mirror Group newspaper titles—The Mirror, The Sunday Mirror, and The People. Despite acknowledging the challenges, Prince Harry affirmed his commitment to the mission for a free and honest press.

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