Prince Harry’s legal issues in the UK have become a major headache for his father, King Charles, as the country prepares for the long-awaited coronation of the future monarch. GB News’ Paul Hawkins recently commented on the situation, describing it as an “awkward dilemma.”
The Duke of Sussex has been locked in a legal battle with News Group Newspapers (NGN) in the UK, alleging that the company hacked his phone and violated his privacy. In addition, Harry recently claimed that his brother, Prince William, had settled a case with the same company for a “large sum.”
This legal drama could not have come at a worse time, according to Hawkins, as King Charles prepares to take the throne in perhaps the most significant royal event in seven decades. Harry has previously accused the Royal Family of conspiring with News UK against him, which only adds to the complexity of the situation.
“We’re expecting the NGN’s lawyers to argue that because it has taken so long to bring the claim, these are allegations relating to the early 2000s, that in effect, these allegations don’t need to be taken to court,” Hawkins explained.
Prince Harry’s lawyers have countered by alleging that NGN attempted to conceal evidence. In a witness statement, Harry explained that he did not bring charges against NGN earlier because of an agreement between the company and the Royal Family that prevented him from doing so.
According to Harry’s legal aide, David Sherborne, “the late Queen was involved in discussions and authorisation of the agreement, which was that members of the Royal Family would not pursue claims against the NGN until after the conclusion of the litigation over hacking.”
The current situation poses a significant challenge for King Charles as he tries to navigate the complexities of his son’s legal battle while also preparing for his coronation. The eyes of the world will be on the ceremony, which is expected to be a grand affair that will set the tone for the future of the monarchy.