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Prince Harry Apologized To By British Tabloid Following Lawsuit

Prince Harry Apologized To By British Tabloid Following Lawsuit
December 29, 2020 - 01:42 / Hayley Paskevich

On Sunday, U.K. news outlet The Mail on Sunday issued a statement of apology to Prince Harry! The tabloid had published an incorrect story about him a few months ago that called into question the royal's current relationship with the military. Get the details here!

Prince Harry has received an apology from one of Britain's biggest tabloids. As Entertainment Tonight shares, The Mail on Sunday came forward on Sunday to take accountability for publishing incorrect information about the Duke of Sussex, saying sorry with a public statement!

Prince Harry's military relationship called into question

Prince Harry was the subject of a piece that was published by The Mail on Sunday back in October, which erroneously suggested that his relationship with the military had become strained since stepping down from his position as a senior royal. As Entertainment Tonight mentions, Harry's lawsuit named the tabloid as well as its parent company, Associated Newspapers Limited. 

"An article on 25 October 2020 reported that Prince Harry had been accused by a top general of turning his back on the Royal Marines since withdrawing from his military roles in March," the statement from The Mail on Sunday begins, "and that, in an apparent snub to the Armed Forces, he had failed to reply to a letter from Lord Dannatt, a former Chief of the General Staff."

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Prince Harry missed letter reply because of "administrative issues"

Prince Harry may have been accused of ignoring military correspondence, but it turns out that the royal wasn't even aware that a letter had been sent to him at first! "We now understand that Harry has been in contact in a private capacity with individuals in the military including in the Royal Marines to offer informal support since March," the statement continued, "and that whilst he did not initially receive the letter from Lord Dannatt referred to in the article due to administrative issues he has since replied on becoming aware of it."

The Mail on Sunday took their apology to the Duke of Sussex a step further, revealing that they had given money to a cause Harry is patron of. "We apologize to Prince Harry and have made a donation to the Invictus Games Foundation," the outlet concluded. Even though Harry received an apology from The Mail on Sunday, Duchess Meghan is currently in the midst of a legal battle with the publication, but her trial has been delayed until January.