Prince Harry’s case against newspaper publisher set for hearing in May

Britain’s Prince Harry’s trial against the publisher of the Daily Mirror newspaper over phone hacking allegations will continue in May, a judge at London’s High Court ruled on Wednesday.

Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is one of a number of public figures whose trial against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) will be considered, which is set to begin in May.

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Judge Timothy Fancourt ruled Wednesday that Harry’s case, which alleges illegal information gathering on behalf of MGN journalists between 1996 and 2011, should be part of the trial.

David Sherborne, a lawyer representing Harry and the other claimants, previously told the court that Harry would be “the only witness” who would be relied upon in his case – raising the prospect of the prince entering the witness box to give evidence .

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