Prince Harry testifies in his UK tabloid lawsuit: Live updates

Prince Harry says it was “hurtful” to stumble upon stories cheering about his break-up with ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy.

The duke, who dated Davy on-off for several years after meeting in 2004, said headlines appeared to celebrate the news, rather than sympathize.

“Going through it again now — ‘Hooray Harry is Dumped’ was hurtful to say the least, that such a private moment was turned into a bit of a laugh,” the exiled royal said.

“The fact that the payments were referred to as Project Harry is incredibly disturbing.” 

Harry said he did not speak to the Palace at any point about his relationship with Davy.
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“The level of surveillance that I was under was quite something,” he added.

Green, representing Mirror Group Newspapers, then asked, “You’re not suggesting that ‘Hooray Harry’ was a reference to celebrating that you were being dumped, are you?”

“Again, if it has been used before or not, for me, to be the subject or victim of this, to see the word used in this term is hurtful,” Harry told the court.

“The article quotes that [Chelsy] got tired of ‘his hooray lifestyle’ — it’s not celebrating the demise of your relationship,” Green told Harry.

“Seems a bit mean,” the duke responded.

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