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Monday night news briefing: Phone hacking ‘sowed mistrust between Harry and William’


Good evening. The relationship between the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex has begun to “erode” over illegal information gathering, it has been suggested in the High Court. We have the latter, as Prince Harry was accused of wasting court time.

Duke charged with wasting court time after skipping day one

The Duke of Sussex has been charged with wasting court time after skipping the first day of proceedings as he celebrated his daughter’s birthday in Los Angeles.

Andrew Green KC, of ​​Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), said it was “extraordinary” that the Duke was not in the High Court on Monday for the opening of his own case. The Duke is suing MGN for damages for allegedly unlawful information gathering.

The Duke’s lawyer, David Sherborne, said “distrust” between Harry and William may have been sown as far back as 2003 when MGN published a story about an alleged altercation between them.

In the latest video analysis from Royal Insight, Camilla Tominey explores the duke’s mission to reform the press and how his lawsuits are double-edged swords.

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Police are investigating whether the propeller washing of the Dorset Belle pleasure cruiser may have contributed to the incident. Inquiries opened in Bournemouth on Monday heard the pair had died by drowning.

Holly Willoughby – I feel ‘shocked and let down’ by the Schofield scandal

Holly Willoughby has said she was “shocked, distressed and let down” by Phillip Schofield’s affair when she returned to presenting This Morning – you can watch a video of her statement here.

Fashion director Beth Holt explains why Willoughby chose a white dress for her return. And Ed Power writes that Willoughby’s monologue was like something out of Apple TV’s The Morning Show.

Meanwhile, the editor of This Morning described eggplants as “poisonous” during a bizarre meeting with journalists, while brushing off questions about the show’s culture — watch a snippet of the incident here.

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