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  • The Duke of Sussex and three others are suing The Mirror’s publisher 

The Mirror hacking trial finished yesterday with Prince Harry’s lawyers saying he should be awarded more than half a million pounds.

The Duke of Sussex and three others are suing the newspaper’s publisher, alleging phone hacking and other illegal activity.

At the end of a seven-week trial, the High Court released a summary of how much the claimants were seeking.

In Harry’s case, he claims he should be awarded £330,000 for 33 newspaper articles that he says were derived from unlawful means. In addition, the duke wants £15,000 a year for each of 16 years he says his phones and voicemails were being intercepted – taking the total to £570,000.

The Mirror hacking trial finished yesterday with Prince Harry’s lawyers saying he should be awarded more than half a million pounds. Pictured: Prince Harry leaving the High Court after giving evidence for the case
Andrew Green (pictured), the publisher’s barrister, said the 38-year-old duke’s claim his phone had been systematically hacked was ‘just hopeless

Andrew Green, the publisher’s barrister, said the 38-year-old duke’s claim his phone had been systematically hacked was ‘just hopeless’, adding: ‘The 16-year period started in 1996 when, on his own evidence, he didn’t have a mobile phone – so it’s not a good starting point.’

The KC that argued careful analysis left Harry’s claim ‘in tatters’. Mirror Group Newspapers denies hacking the prince, and argues he is due no more than £500 for one incident in which it admits it accessed his private information.

Harry’s case is being heard alongside similar claims by actor Michael Turner, who is best known for playing Kevin Webster in Coronation Street, actress Nikki Sanderson and comedian Paul Whitehouse’s ex-wife Fiona Wightman.

Mr Justice Fancourt said he would deliver his ruling in due course. He cautioned that after such a case he had ‘a lot to do’ and it ‘won’t be for some time’.

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