Harry still has ‘serious chip on his shoulder’ with Firm, says expert

has been accused of going “nuclear” on the as he aims to take down both the Firm and the media with his appearance in court. The prince is one of several celebrities who have brought a claim against the publisher Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) for breaches of privacy, an allegation that ANL denies, however Harry has also claimed his family “withheld information” from him regarding phone hacking being carried out by the press.

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Harry flew in from California and has appeared in court for three out of the four days of the hearing in support of the case, in spite of there being no need for him to appear in person.

In his witness statement the prince wrote of the “Institution” withholding information from him regarding the possibility of hom taking legal action against those who allegedly invaded his privacy.

He said: “The Institution made it clear that we did not need to know anything about phone hacking and it was made clear to me that the Royal Family did not sit in the witness box because that could open up a can of worms.”

Royal commentator Daniela Elser wrote in news.com.au that although Harry had every right to pursue his case if his claims turn out to be true, there was no need for him to go “nuclear” on his Firm.

The decision over whether the ANL case will go to trial is not expected to be known for a few weeks, but if it does it is likely to be a lengthy process.

It is not believed that Harry spent any time with his father and older brother while in the UK, although Charles already had a packed schedule as he and the Queen Consort flew to Berlin on Wednesday for their first state visit as monarchs.

He had also been due to be in France at the beginning of the week, however this trip had to be postponed due to violent protests over pension reform in the country.

The Prince of Wales is thought to be in Norfolk spending quality time with his family during the Easter break before preparing for the Coronation.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been invited to the Coronation but have not confirmed whether they will attend.

Tensions between the Sussexes and the Firm are still running high, however Charles is keen for both his sons to be in Westminster Abbey for the historic event.

Harry and Meghan have been known to come back to the UK for large royal events, such as the Platinum Jubilee and Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral.

However if they do make an appearance they are likely to remain in the background and have no official role to play.