Will Prince Harry Court in May?

Prince Harry could appear in a UK court as his case against a newspaper publisher over phone hacking allegations is heard on the day of King Charles III’s coronation in May.

The Duke of Sussex is one of several public figures whose claims against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) will be heard in court.

On Wednesday, Judge Timothy Fancourt at London’s High Court ruled that Harry’s case, which he claims illegally gathered information on behalf of MGN journalists between 1996 and 2011, should be part of the trial.

David Sherborne, a barrister representing the Duke and Harry and other claimants, previously told the court Harry would be the “sole witness” relied on in his case – raising the possibility that the prince will be in the witness box to give evidence.

The case, which began in 2019, is one of several such lawsuits Harry is currently bringing against UK newspapers, including the now-defunct News of the World and News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun.

Meghan Markle’s husband is also suing Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Mail on Sunday, for defamation over an article he claimed tried to keep secret details of his legal battle to regain police protection.

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