Prince Harry, a member of the British royal family, won the case of phone hacking. After hearing a case related to this on Friday, the British High Court said in a verdict that Prince Harry’s phone was hacked by Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), the publisher of the Daily Mirror tabloid. Due to this, he is getting compensation of 1 lakh 40 thousand 600 pounds (about 2 crore taka).
According to the British media BBC, the presiding judge of the British High Court, Justice Timothy Fancourt, released a statement on Friday. He said that Prince Harry will be paid a certain amount of money for the phone hacked by the Mirror Group.
Timothy Fancourt said that this phone hack happened from 2006 to 2011. Apart from this, Mirror also hacked his personal phone between 2003 and 2009. The media has written 15 articles with the information obtained through this phone hack.
The verdict was followed by a response from Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), the publisher of the Daily Mirror tabloid. In a statement, the company says, ‘We are not dissatisfied with the verdict given by the court today. We don’t want to remember what happened many years ago. Our goal is to move forward.’
Prince Harry, a member of the British royal family, accused the British media of mobile hacking against the media owned by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. The case was brought up to the highest court of the United Kingdom. The Duke of Sussex also testified in court in that case.
Prince Harry is the first senior member of the British royal family to testify in court in 130 years.