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Prince Harry Launches Phone-Hacking Legal Case Against British Newspapers

Prince Harry has officially launched legal proceedings against the owners of British newspapers The Sun and The Daily Mirror. This follows his strongly-worded letter to the British media that was published last week.

In the letter, Harry describes the 'bullying' his wife, Meghan Markle, has faced at the hands of the press.

"Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences — a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son," the statement read.

"I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces."

This letter also outlined legal action that Meghan had filed for against The Mail for allegedly publishing unlawfully a private letter "in an intentionally destructive manner" in order to manipulate the public.

Following suit, Prince Harry has now launched a phone-hacking case against two other British newspapers.

According to The Guardian, "Buckingham Palace confirmed that claims had been filed at the high court regarding alleged illegal interception of voicemail messages."

Harry now has up to four months to decide whether to move forward with the case.

In his letter, Harry stated, "It is for this reason we are taking legal action, a process that has been many months in the making. The positive coverage of the past week from these same publications exposes the double standards of this specific press pack that has vilified her almost daily for the past nine months."