Earl Charles Spencer, 59, the brother of Princess Diana, responded angrily to a tweet about Prince Harry and his ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy.
The subject has gained new attention after being raised during the Duke of Sussex’s phone hacking trial, in which he is suing Mirror Group Newspapers.
Amanda Platell, a journalist for the Daily Mail, penned the following on Wednesday: “Is Harry still fixated on ex-lover Chelsy Davy? Harry makes 118 references to her in the testimony, compared to just five for Meghan. It makes sense why Meg’s didn’t arrive.
“Pathetic, @amandajplatell – you have no shame, and even less credibility. Last time I heard from you, you were guilty of libelling me, as your employer at @DailyMailUK agreed. Now you’re put up (by them?) to misrepresent significant legal evidence as if it was something trivial.” – Charles wrote in response.
As Harry was involved in that partnership at the time of the alleged phone hacking, it was frequently brought up during the trial.
The royal attributed the dissolution of his relationship to the UK media. These kinds of articles gave him the impression that his relationship with Chelsy was destined to fail.
It was extremely upsetting for me at the time that she ultimately decided that a life as a royal was not for her as he continued.
Harry referred to the coverage of the split as “hurtful” and “a little bit mean” because one of the headlines read, “Hooray Harry’s dumped.”
According to the Duke, “[It] does seem to suggest that people are celebrating.”
The Prince continued by describing how the media affected his general state of mind. Everything gave me the impression that I was being watched constantly, he said.
He discussed the reasons he and his wife Meghan Markle felt the need to retire from their roles as working royals in his witness statement. This was largely caused by the tabloid press’s ongoing invasion of our privacy, incitement of hate, and harassment, all of which had a negative impact on our mental health and wellbeing. We were also very worried about our son’s safety and security,” he said.
Will Prince Harry be in court on Thursday?
Given that the Duke has already given his testimony on the stand, it is unlikely that he will show up in court on Thursday. He testified on Tuesday and Wednesday, appearing both days, and was cross-examined for nearly eight hours in total. Harry skipped court on Monday, and Mr. David Sherborne, his attorney, was left to give the judge an explanation. It turns out that Harry wanted to spend the entire Sunday in Montecito celebrating his daughter Princess Lilibet’s second birthday, and that his late flight from the UK prevented him from making it to court on Monday.
What is Prince Harry’s court case about?
Prince Harry has claimed that Mirror Group Newspapers obtained personal information about him illegally, including by hacking voicemails, in order to publish stories over a ten-year period.