The publisher of the British tabloid The Mirror, among others, has apologised to Prince Harry for a case of illegal information gathering.
This was announced at the start of the trial against the Mirror Group Newspapers in London on Wednesday.
Several well-known people, including the prince, filed a lawsuit against MGN for unlawfully gathering information. MGN publishes The Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, among others. The trial against MGN is being held in the High Court in London and will last several weeks.
MGN is accused of phone hacking, but the company denies the claims, saying some were made too late. MGN’s attorney also denies the allegations of intercepting voicemail messages.
The publisher does apologise to the prince for a case of unlawful information gathering and accepts that the prince deserves appropriate compensation. For example, it has been admitted that a private investigator was instructed by an MGN journalist to illegally collect information about the prince’s activities one night in February 2004 in a nightclub.