A month after Harry received his apology, he took to the stand in London’s High Court—becoming the first senior British royal to testify in a court of law in more than a century. During his June. 7 testimony, among the many claims he alleged against the British tabloids, were that he believed the press to be in part responsible for his breakup with then-girlfriend Chelsea Davy and that prior to her 1997 death, his mother Princess Diana believed her private messages were being listened to.
In his 55-page witness statement, published in full by The New York Times, Harry wrote that he “genuinely feels that in every relationship that I’ve ever had—be that with friends, girlfriends, with family or with the army, there’s always been a third party involved, namely the tabloid press.”
However, with this latest victory, the prince is expressing optimism that the tide is continuing to turn.
“As I said back in December, our mission continues,” Harry’s Feb. 9 statement concluded. “I believe in the positive change it will bring for all of us. It is the very reason why I started this, and why I will continue to see it through to the end.”
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