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Harry must stop his intrusion into royal lives for financial gain, says Piers


PIERS Morgan has lashed out at Prince Harry after the royal today settled the remaining parts of his phone hacking claim.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, successfully sued the Mirror’s publisher at the High Court in a four-year legal battle.

Piers Morgan lashed out at Prince Harry today

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Piers Morgan lashed out at Prince Harry todayCredit: PA
It came after Harry reached a settlement with the Mirror's publishers

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It came after Harry reached a settlement with the Mirror’s publishersCredit: AP

He had faced a trial on a further 115 claims against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) but the court heard the case has been settled that will see Harry receive a “substantial additional sum”.

This includes an interim payment towards the costs of £400,000, his lawyer said.

Piers was named in the ruling due to his role as the newspaper’s editor between 1995 and 2004.

He today hit out at Harry, saying: “I totally agree with Prince Harry that ruthless intrusion into the private lives of the Royal Family for financial gain is utterly reprehensible…and I hope he stops doing it.”

Piers also repeated the sentiment in a statement read outside his home this evening.

The presenter previously insisted he had “zero knowledge” of the single article published in his time in charge that may have involved illegal information gathering.

Prince Harry wouldn’t know truth if it slapped him around his California-tanned face, says Piers Morgan after ruling

He also claimed Harry has been repeatedly exposed “as someone who wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped him around his California-tanned face”.

Piers added previously: “Prince Harry’s outrage at media intrusion into the private lives of the royal family is only matched by his own ruthless, greedy and hypocritical enthusiasm for doing it himself.”

He also tore into Harry for pursuing a case against the “appalling behaviour of the press”, when he has “repeatedly trashed his family in public for hundreds of millions of dollars”.

Piers also claimed Harry’s “real mission, with his wife, is to destroy the British monarchy”, before pledging to do whatever he can to stop the couple.

He added: “He demands accountability from the press, but refuses to accept any for himself – for smearing the royal family, his own family, as a bunch of callous racists without producing a shred of proof to support those disgraceful claims.”

Harry was previously awarded £140,600 in damages after a judge ruled Harry’s phone was hacked “to a modest extent” by Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN).

Harry, pictured at an event in Las Vegas last night, took the publisher to court

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Harry, pictured at an event in Las Vegas last night, took the publisher to courtCredit: AP





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