New court documents have revealed that Prince Harry was suspicious of his friends after his phone was reportedly hacked on the world's news.
In a recent High Court letter, the Duke of Sussex alleged that he became "paranoid" with his fellow human beings after posting stories allegedly originating from phone hacking, the reports say.
He is taking legal action against News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun and the late News of the World.
Prince Harry, 36, is also suing the Daily Mirror's editor, Reach Plc.
The £ 200,000 damage claim was filed last September and was widespread at the time.
However, details have only recently become available, according to The Times, owned by News Group Newspapers' parent company News UK.
Prince Harry (pictured here who volunteered in LA last week) is reportedly seeking £ 200,000 in damages from the Sun and the Daily Mirror editor for alleged phone hacking
He is taking legal action against News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun and the no longer existing News of the World (Photo: The former offices of News of the World in Wapping).
According to the Times, Prince Harry claims he was targeted from the age of 12.
He also claims voicemails have disappeared on his phone and that journalists and photographers often appear in places he visited without warning, the newspaper added.
As part of the writing, Prince Harry alleges he has suffered a gross violation of his privacy rights and accused the papers of overwhelming interference with his daily life.
According to the Times, the Duke has directed attorney David Sherborne to represent him in the High Court.
Harry was a target in a phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World newspaper in 2011.
The problem came to light when Clive Goodman, then royal editor of News of the World, and Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator, were convicted of intercepting voicemail messages for royal aides.
Goodman, who is alleged to have checked hundreds of messages, was detained for four months while Mulcaire was detained for six months.
The problem became known when Clive Goodman (pictured left), then editor of the News of the World Royal, and Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator, were convicted of intercepting voicemail messages for royal aides. Goodman, who is alleged to have checked several hundred messages, was jailed for four months, while Mulcaire (pictured right) was jailed for six months
Princes William and Harry and Kate Middleton were named in 2006 in a trial that led to the convictions of Goodman and Mulcaire and the resignation of the newspaper's editor, Andy Coulson.
He said he took responsibility for the scandal and was later detained for 18 months.
The News of the World was finally shut down by Rupert Murdoch in 2011 after it was revealed that the newspaper hacked into the phone of murdered school girl Milly Dowler.
In the meantime, a judge ruled in a civil case against the Spiegel that telephone hacking was "widespread" in the newspaper.
By last year, both papers had paid out more than £ 500 million in damages and costs for the scandal.
The news of the lawsuits comes after Prince Harry was discovered volunteering for a charitable foundation providing COVID-19 support to veterans and their families as well as at risk communities in Compton, California.
The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex joined volunteers to pack and distribute food packages. This was part of an event organized by Compton Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Walker Family Events Foundation (WFEF).
On Instagram, WFEF shared a photo of the Duke of Sussex dressed casually in blue jeans, a khaki polo shirt, beanie and a protective face mask.
The event took place just a short drive from Meghan Markle, where her mother Doria lives in a large, yellow-colored single-family house in the View Park-Windsor Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, about 20 minutes away. It borders Crenshaw, an area that has been marked by gang violence.
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