The London High Court has awarded Prince Harry 140,600 British Pounds - which is about AU$268,000 - as a result of him winning his phone hacking lawsuit on Friday against the publisher of the Daily Mirror.
This was the first of several lawsuits the Duke of Sussex has filed against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), which run the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People.
In a written statement, Prince Harry claimed that the people at the company had "blood-stained typing fingers". The trial examined 33 stories published by the three newspapers, which the Prince alleged resulted from unlawful information gathering.
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Justice Timothy Fancourt in the High Court backed those claims for 15 of the 33 articles, saying that phone hacking at Mirror Group Newspapers was "widespread and habitual". He also said that private investigators "were an integral part of the system" to help collect information unlawfully.
Justice Fancourt concluded that some senior executives at MGN and in-house lawyers were aware of the unethical practices happening behind closed doors, but chose to cover it up.
"I consider that his phone was only hacked to a modest extent, and that this was probably carefully controlled by certain people at each newspaper," he said.