Prince Harry was ordered to pay R$300,000 in damages | World and Science

Prince Harry was ordered to pay R$300,000 in damages |  World and Science
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Published 11/12/2023 15:30

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Prince Harry was ordered by a British judge on Monday (11) to pay the “Mail on Sunday” newspaper 48,447 pounds (US$60,780 or R$300,200) after losing a libel case against the tabloid.

One of the many lawsuits filed by King Charles III’s youngest son against British newspapers referred to an article about his police protection while he was in the United Kingdom.

The article, published in February 2022, accused Harry – falsely, according to his defense – of “lying” and “attempting to keep it secret” as he appealed to the government.

After the Duke of Sussex’s action against the “Mail on Sunday” was rejected on Friday (8), the British justice system ordered him to pay £48,447 by this Monday, December 29.

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have lost their formal police protection paid for by British taxpayers after they decided to leave the royal family in 2020 and move to the United States.

The king’s son, who sometimes has to seek private protection, which he pays for from his own resources, had requested that he be able to benefit from police protection while in the UK, but that request was rejected by the courts in May. . The prince initiated a second process in the matter, in which he contested the decision.

The appeal against the British Home Office refers to a decision by authorities in February 2020 to provide him with police protection on certain occasions, rather than formally, while he is in the country. Following a three-day hearing last week, the decision is in the deliberation phase.

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