Prince Harry teams up with Hugh Grant in documentary against British tabloids

Prince Harry teams up with Hugh Grant in documentary against British tabloids
Prince Harry teams up with Hugh Grant in documentary against British tabloids

Prince Harry arrives at St Paul’s Cathedral in London to attend a service to mark the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games. (London, May 8, 2024.)
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The Duke of Sussex, currently involved in four lawsuits against British media outlets, will soon appear in Tabloids on Trial.

Now, it seems that we see more of Prince Harry’s campaigning through television screens than in real life. The Duke of Sussex is set to appear in the documentary titled Tabloids on Trialbroadcast on the British channel ITV1 on July 25. The announcement was relayed this Thursday, July 10, in particular by the journalist Rebecca Barry who can be seen interviewing the prince in the photos published on his X account. “I can’t wait for you to discover this ITV documentary on the phone hacking that we worked on…”, wrote the British journalist in the caption of her post.

A regular in hard-hitting interviews

This time, no scandalous revelations about his family or criticism of the institution that is the British royal family, as he did during the interview he gave to Oprah Winfrey with his wife Meghan Markle in 2021. At least not according to the latest news… For this documentary, Prince Harry takes on the tabloids and the hacking of phones that they engage in to collect their information. On his X account, Chris Ship, the editor-in-chief of the ITV channel, already gives some clues about the Duke of Sussex’s comments. “He explains to our journalist Becca Barry why he is fighting to denounce what he considers to be the illegal activities of the British tabloids,” he writes. Hugh Grant, Charlotte Church and Paul Gascoigne also speak out.”

Actor Hugh Grant has long been known to campaign against harassment by British tabloids. He shares a fight with the son of King Charles III, who is currently embroiled in four lawsuits against newspaper publishers in the United Kingdom over allegations of phone hacking and other illegal acts. But while his lawsuit against the tabloid The Sun Prince Harry has been ordered by a judge to comment on the alleged deletion of conversations with his wife, who is due to be tried in January 2025 for “illegal gathering of information”. ghostwriter on the Signal app.

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