Prince Harry has taken legal action against the media ‘ outlets’ The Sun’Sun’ & ”The Mirror” that has come into limelight after the Buckingham Palace spokesperson shared the news. The claims have been made on behalf of the Duke of Sussex against the media outlets for illegal interception of voicemail messages.

The news was highlighted after Prince Harry defended his wide Meghan Markle for her ruthless experience received in the British press. He also spoke on the “bullying” of Meghan. He said, “Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences — a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.” Afterward, the news of his legal action against the Mail on Sunday gets hype in the media.

If the news of Prince Harry’s allegations is accurate, the news is related to the phone hacking of the 2000s, where it was found that the employees of NGN accessed voicemails of royals and celebrities, using a default PIN number. After the public outrage, the chairman of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch resigned from his position.

The entire story started back in 2007 when Clive Goodman (then news of the World royal editor), along with Glenn Mulcaire (private investigator), was convicted of intercepting voicemail messages. They were later jailed against the conviction. A default factory PIN was used to get into the voicemails. Prince William and Prince Harry were the victims then.

In a statement, Harry said “There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face — as so many of you can relate to — I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been. Because in today’s digital age, press fabrications are repurposed as truth across the globe.”

Hacked Off is the campaign group that represents the victims of phone hacking. If the allegations were declared true, both the newspapers will be sued for up to £1bn. Brian Cathcart, the co-founder of Hacked Off, considers this step as a “measure of how far the couple has been pushed”. He also stated that “For years and years the royals have been a free shot for the press. This man has suffered very badly because of that – we know what happened to his mother. I think we’ve moved on from the idea that celebrities are not entitled to privacy. The duke and duchess need to draw a line; they’ve had years of abuse.”

Talking on this allegation, the former deputy editor at the News of the World and the Sunday Mirror, Paul Connew, told that the BBC is attempting to attack the popular press over decades-old allegations. He also targeted Prince Harry, stating that he has not taken a mature step ahead, and he is going to regret this step.