Transcript for The battle between the royals and the tabloids escalates
We move on to the latest in the Royals versus the tabloids. Prince Harry launching legal proceedings against "The sun" and "The daily mirror," also "The mail" on Sunday for publishing a private letter the duchess is said to have sent to her fher. The duke's new legal action claims the publications allegedly hacked his phone and these major announcements coming as the couple wrapped up their ten-day royal tour in South Africa. The prince fighting for his family against what he views as, quote, bullying which scares and silences people. Harry also expressed his fear that, and I'm quoting here, I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces. We want to bring in an expert here, omid Scobie, who is in London following the very latest. Omid, good morning to you. Is it possible we could see the duke and/or the duchess appear in court in this case and would that be unprecedented? Absolutely, guys. We're entering sort of uncharted territory here. This is a battle that Harry feels emboldened and confident to take on. And if it does go to trial which sources say could be as early as 2021, this will see Harry stand in the courts talking publicly about something that we've not seen happen before as a member of the royal family and that will be uncharted territory. Now, omid, Harry mentions there that he fears history might be repeating itself, specifically when it comes to how the press treated his mother, the late princess Diana. Yeah, Harry's had, when we think about it, two incredibly important women in his life, his mother and now his wife Meghan. He saw his mother in his eyes lose her life to the hands of the press. He's been very vocal about this in the past and he's spoken about it very openly and now he's worried that the same could happen to Meghan. He's worried that she herself will continue to face these attacks from the British tabloids and he wants to put an end to it. Omid Scobie for us in London breaking it down, we truly appreciate it. It would be extraordinary and unprecedented. Can you imagine the Royals in a courtroom in a long drawn out trial depending on what happens. Given Harry's emotions, I actually can imagine it. Yeah.
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