Prince Harry was cross-examined for four hours in front of London's High Court on day two. In doing so, he received a fierce announcement from the lawyer.
London – After his first day in court, Prince Harry (38) was accused of not being energetic enough, but he apparently wanted to give a different impression during further questioning. According to reports from media present in the courtroom, Prince Harry was quite brushed for riot on day two of the trial against the Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN).
Prince Harry gets into trouble with counter-lawyer: "I'm asking the questions here"
The start of the trial day began with a small affront. When counter-lawyer Andrew Green wanted to greet Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex Bild.de interrupted him directly, which caused a murmur in the packed courtroom. And the younger son of King Charles III (74) also seemed to be eager to show who was wearing the trousers. In the case, Prince Harry wants to prove that MGN obtained information between 1996 and 2010 using unlawful methods in order to use it in articles about Harry.
But instead of just enduring the lawyer's questions, Prince Harry went on a confrontation course on the witness stand and took counter-questions – which caused him the anger of Andrew Green. "May I repeat, it's not about you asking me questions, it's about me asking you questions," the lawyer rebuked Harry, according to the New York Times. But the husband of Meghan Markle (41) also showed his vulnerable side in cross-examination.
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At the High Court in London, a trial predicted for at least seven weeks has been underway since May 10. Prince Harry is suing Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), which owns the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and The People. He is also involved in other cases: one against News Group Newspapers (NGN), which is part of a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and publishes The Sun and The Sun on Sunday, and two against Associate Newspapers Limited (ANL), which owns the Daily Mail.
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"If the court found that you were never hacked by an MGN journalist, would you be relieved or disappointed?" Prince Harry was asked by lawyer Andrew Green, according to The Guardian. Harry acknowledged that he felt this was an injustice. But when the lawyer insinuated to him, "So you want your phone to be hacked," Harry explained, "Nobody wants their phone to be hacked." After several hours on the witness stand, Prince Harry was questioned by his own lawyer David Sherborne, who is said to have appeared exhausted and sad, according to Bild.de.
Counter-lawyer Andrew Green (right) sharply criticized Prince Harry on the second day of his testimony. (Photomontage) © IMAGO/i Images/Avalon.red
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"They sat on the witness stand for over a day and a half, going through these articles and answering questions in a very public courtroom, knowing full well that the media was watching," Prince Harry's lawyer said. "How does that make you feel?" At the end of a long day, Harry almost lost his composure at this question and fought back tears. "It's a lot," Harry confessed in a breaking voice, according to the New York Times. It remains to be seen whether his emotional commitment has paid off, but a verdict is not expected until later this year. Already on the first day in court, Prince Harry had made serious allegations against the press. Sources used: nytimes.com, bild.de, theguardian.com