Prince Harry admits memoir contradicts key claim of phone hacking trial

June 7, 2023
Patriot News Alerts

Prince Harry has had a bad few months lately and things only got worse for him when he got caught in a contradiction during a cross-examination for a phone hacking trial he brought against Mirror Group Newspapers.

The Duke of Sussex became the first Royal to testify in the High Court in London in over a hundred years. The lawsuit accuses Mirror Group Newspapers of engaging in unlawful activities between 1991 and 2011. Prince Harry and a number of other plaintiffs allege that the group engaged in phone-hacking and obtained private information through unlawful means.

The issue for Prince Harry however is that a claim he made in court was contradicted by his memoir titled "Spare," which he published just six months ago.

The contradiction raises issues with Prince Harry's credibility and whether his testimony can be trusted in this case.

Possible perjury

The contradiction centers around Prince Harry's relationship with his mother's former butler Paul Burrell.

Burell apparently sold some of Princess Diana's possessions and gave interviews about her which according to Prince Harry's testimony was a major issue.

However, Prince Harry had a different tone six months ago in his memoir where he wrote that he wanted to return to England from his gap year job in the Australian outback to meet with Burrell, which is a complete 180 from his witness statement.

Prince Harry's contradiction appeared to fluster him so badly that he got into a heated exchange with Andrew Green, the lawyer representing Mirror Group Newspapers, who was cross-examining him.

Green shut down the exchange by reminding Prince Harry, "I am here to cross-examine you, I am afraid that's the way this works, Prince Harry."

Ultimately, Prince Harry was unable to give concise and accurate answers to questions about his relationship with Burrell. Whether this discrepancy constitutes perjury remains to be seen.

Habitual fibber

Prince Harry's credibility is at an all-time low and both Americans and Englishmen are rightly exhausted with the Duke of Sussex and his wife.

This court case is the second time in the past month that Prince Harry appears to have been caught playing games with the truth. Last month, Prince Harry claimed that he and his wife, Meghan Markle, had been involved in a high-speed chase around Manhattan as they attempted to escape the paparazzi.

A spokesperson for the couple said, "This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers."

However, NYPD contradicted this statement by saying there had been no collisions, injuries or arrests involved with the alleged "relentless pursuit." Video evidence and witness testimony also contradicted the Duke of Sussex.

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