Prince Harry Admits to Infidelity During Court Proceedings
Prince Harry has returned to the UK, not for a grand ceremony, but to attend a court hearing. He is currently suing two British tabloids for alleged phone hacking and voicemail theft. During the trial, he confessed to being unfaithful while in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend.
Legal Battle Against British Tabloids
In October 2019, Prince Harry initiated legal proceedings against two British tabloids, The Sun and the Daily Mirror, accusing them of hacking his phone and stealing his voicemails. The case, which is one of four that Harry is currently pursuing in the High Court against British newspapers, involves over 100 other celebrities, including the estate of the late George Michael.
Impact of Media Intrusion
Harry’s legal team argued that the intrusion by the Mirror Group Newspapers led to the breakdown of his long-term relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Chelsey Davy. They also claimed that the media group had sown “the seeds of discord” regarding Harry’s relationship with his brother, Prince William.
During his testimony at the High Court in London, Harry spoke about his ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy. He expressed that their relationship was always destined to fail due to the constant scrutiny of the tabloids.
Admission of Infidelity
In his submission to the High Court, Harry admitted to flirting with another woman while still dating Chelsy. He described his actions as “immature” and a “stupid decision.”
Is Flirting Cheating?
“The very thought of looking outside of the relationship and acting on it, even mildly, can be viewed by your partner as hurtful. It’s also a slippery slope that you may not be able to stop if it progresses beyond flirting,”
said renowned clinical professional counselor and certified relationship therapist Shlomo Slatkin.
Harry and Chelsy’s Relationship
Harry and Chelsy Davy had an on-and-off relationship for several years, which was heavily covered by the British tabloids. Despite their breakup in 2011, they remained good friends.
Chelsy’s Take on Media Scrutiny
Chelsy Davy also had her share of issues with the tabloids and the attention she received while dating Harry. In a 2017 interview with The Times, she described the coverage as “horrible” and “crazy, scary and uncomfortable.”
Harry’s School Struggles
During a cross-examination, Harry also spoke about his struggles during his teenage years at Eton. He feared expulsion after the newspaper labeled him an “irresponsible drug taker,” a “cheat,” and “thick.”
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