There are 33 Daily Mirror articles at the heart of Prince Harry’s claim that the paper hacked his phone to write them. He’d had years to prepare his case and he had five hours yesterday to show under cross-examination that it was solid. Without wishing to prejudge the majesty of the law, the Telegraph’s Victoria Ward suggests the prince was in over his head. He offered no firm evidence that specific lines were obtained by hacking and when asked where the reporters had found their material he told the paper’s barrister he’d have to ask them. Bringing Britain’s press to heel is now his life’s work, Harry says. To do that he will need to prove hacking instead of merely allege it. His assertion that there was no other way of getting the information used in the articles may turn out to be true, but hunch tends not to win in court. The case continues.
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