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‘I’ve never hacked a phone’: Piers Morgan’s defence as he launches rant against Prince Harry | UK News

Former Mirror editor Piers Morgan has accused Prince Harry of wanting to “destroy the monarchy” in a scathing attack after a High Court ruling in a privacy case brought by the royal.

Mr Morgan accused Prince Harry of a “hypocritical” approach to privacy in a statement outside his home this afternoon.

Phone hacking by the Mirror Group newspapers was carried out from 1996 to 2011, and was “widespread and habitual” from 1998, a High Court judge found today. He referred to a ruling in 2015 that had found hacking was “extensive and habitual” from 1999 to 2006.

He also said he found it “convincing” that Mr Morgan had known about phone hacking when in charge at the paper.

The broadcaster edited The Mirror from 1995 to 2004.

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Prince Harry at London's High Court in March 2023
Prince Harry at London’s High Court in March 2023

But the former editor said this afternoon: “There is just one article relating to the prince published in The Daily Mirror during my entire nine-year tenure as editor that he [the High Court judge] thinks may have involved some unlawful information gathering.

“To be clear, I had then and still have zero knowledge of how that particular story was gathered.”

Mr Morgan said he wanted to reiterate “I’ve never hacked a phone or told anyone else to hack a phone”.

“I wasn’t called as a witness by either side in the case nor was I asked to provide any statement. I would have very happily agreed to do either or both of those things had I been asked,” he added.

“So I wasn’t able to respond to the many false allegations that were spewed about me in court by old foes of mine with an axe to grind.”

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This notice was published: 2023-12-15 15:04:00

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