Piers Morgan takes jibe at Prince Harry as Duke loses latest court bid

Piers Morgan reacts as Prince Harry's plea rejected in London's High Court

By Web Desk
May 21, 2024
Prince Harry loses bid to include Rupert Murdoch, piers Morgan in phone hacking claim

Prince Harry was mocked by British outspoken TV present Piers Morgan as the Duke's plea against him and Rupert Murdoch rejected in London's High Court.

The Duke of Sussex suffered major blow as he has lost an application to bring new allegations against Rupert Murdoch and Piers Morgan in his High Court hacking claim against News Group Newspapers (NGN).


Former Good Morning presenter reacted to the ruling in his own style as he wrote on X (formerly Twitter): "Exactly what I told Laura Kuenssberg at the weekend.. the gormless little twerp just throws my name in to get media attention. And judges are now seeing through his game."

Morgan also shared a screen shot of Deadline Hollywood report. However, he did not used harsh words against the Duke.

The Duke of Sussex cannot extend his legal action against News Group Newspapers (NGN) to include new allegations against Rupert Murdoch, a High Court judge has reportedly ruled.

Justice Fancourt on Tuesday ruled the new claims against "trophy targets" such as Mr Murdoch and other senior NGN executives could not be taken to a trial scheduled for January next year, stating they added "nothing material", but said some other amendments could be made.

He continued: "I also consider that there is a desire on the part of those running the litigation on the claimants' side to shoot at 'trophy' targets, whether those are political issues or high-profile individuals.

"This cannot become an end in itself: it only matters to the court so far as it is material and proportionate to the resolution of the individual causes of action. The trial is not an inquiry."