Prince Harry has accepted the Mail On Sunday’s apology and has received “substantial damages,” according to Sky News.
According to the Mail, the Duke of Sussex has turned his back on the Royal Marines since relinquishing his military duties in March.
In November, Harry filed a lawsuit against parent company Associated Newspapers for “false and libellous” coverage of his alleged miscommunication with the British Marines. A high-ranking general is said to have said of the Duke of Sussex that he turned his back on the Marines for not responding to a letter from former Chief of the General Staff Lord Dannatt.
“The baseless, false and defamatory stories published in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website were not only a personal attack on the Duke but also falsely called into question his service to this country,” said Jenny Afia, Prince Harry’s lawyer.
At the end of December, the publisher apologized and also said that it would make a donation to the Invictus Games Foundation, of which Harry is the founder. “We now understand that Harry has kept in private contact with individuals of the armed forces, including the Royal Marines, to provide them informally since March. – after he heard about it – responded, “the Mail said.
Harry and his wife Meghan also have another case against Associated Newspapers. The Sussexes sued the company because in February 2019 the Mail on Sunday published a “confidential, private” letter from Meghan to her father Thomas Markle, from whom she is estranged. Her privacy was thereby violated, they say.