Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has this week launched a libel action against Associated Newspapers Limited, publisher of newspapers including the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday. It is understood that the latest attack on the British tabloids by Prince Harry relates to an article in The Mail on Sunday which, on Sunday 20 February, published claims relating to Prince Harry’s litigation over his security arrangements in the UK, and alleging that he sought a far-reaching confidentiality order on paperwork and witness statements surrounding the matter.

Prince Harry is involved in litigation with the Home Office over the security arrangements in place whilst he is in the UK. The Prince is challenging the Home Office’s decision not to allow him to pay for police protection whilst he is in the UK. The Sussexes lost their taxpayer-funded police protection when they stepped back from royal duties.

As previously reported in zoom-in, Harry’s wife, Meghan, was successful in her privacy and copyright action against Associated Newspapers Limited which centred around the publication of parts of a handwritten letter sent by Meghan to her estranged father, Thomas Markle.

This new action marks the fifth lawsuit that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have brought against the UK press in the last three years.

zoom-in will report on any developments as they arise.