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Prince Harry wins damages for home photos

PTI
Published May 17, 2019, 1:55 am IST
Updated May 17, 2019, 1:55 am IST
Splash News admitted an “error in judgment” and apologised to the 34-year-old royal.
Britain’s Prince Harry
 Britain’s Prince Harry

London: Britain’s Prince Harry on Thursday settled for “substantial damages” and an apology from a news agency that hovered over his home in a helicopter, taking photos directly into his living room and bedroom earlier this year.

Splash News admitted an “error in judgment” and apologised to the 34-year-old royal.

 

Lawyers for the Duke of Sussex told the UK High Court that the photographs showed the Oxfordshire home’s interior and “very seriously undermined” his safety.

The images, which were taken in January and published in UK newspapers and online, showed the living area, dining area and “directly into the bedroom”.

Justice Warby heard a statement in open court at the Royal Courts of Justice in London in relation to Harry’s privacy and data protection complaints and ruled in his favour.

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