Prince Harry bumping into a photographer

Prince Harry bumps into cameraman as he arrives at High Court for privacy case hearing

Prince Harry is one of the high-profile individuals bringing claims against Associated Newspaper (ANL) for misuse of private information.

Prince Harry arrives at the High Court in London

Prince Harry has made a surprise return to the UK to attend in person a high-profile hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice. The Duke of Sussex was spotted on Monday morning by reporters as he walked inside the building.

Prince Harry bumping into a photographer

Prince Harry was spotted arriving at the Royal Court of Justice (Image: ELLIE COSTELLO TWITTER)

Prince Harry bumping into a photographer

Prince Harry accidentally bumped into a photographer outside the Royal Court of Justice (Image: ELLIE COSTELLO TWITTER)

In a clip shared on Twitter by journalist Ellie Costello, the Duke appeared in high spirits and smiled in the directions of some of those taking pictures of his arrival.

However, as he turned towards a group of photographers, he seemingly didn’t see the cameraman in front of him and accidentally bumped into him.

During his stay in the UK, the Duke of Sussex isn’t expected to meet in person either King Charles III, who was supposed to be in France today for a planned, but later cancelled due to the ongoing protests in the nation, state visit, or Prince William as they are both away from London, ITV’s Chris Ship tweeted.

Harry is one of the high-profile individuals who in October last year announced they were bringing claims for misuse of private information against ANL.

The group also includes Sir Elton John, his husband David Furnish, actresses Liz Hurley and Sadie Fost as well as Baroness Doreen Lawrence.

Prince Harry wearing a suit and tie under a coat

Prince Harry travelled back to the UK to attend the hearing (Image: PA)

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Last year, their lawyers said the group had “become aware of compelling and highly distressing evidence that they have been the victims of abhorrent criminal activity and gross breaches of privacy” allegedly carried out by ANL, which is the publisher of the Daily Mail, MailOnline and Mail on Sunday.

The statement announcing the launch of the legal action, released by Hamlins law firm, claimed the unlawful acts included hiring private investigators to secretly place listening devices inside cars and homes.

The statement also alleged another unlawful act being carried out included the recording of private phone conversations.

ANL replied to the allegations at the time saying they were “preposterous smears” and a “pre-planned and orchestrated attempt to drag the Mail titles into the phone-hacking scandal”.

Prince Harry smiling

Prince Harry is one of the high-profile individuals suing ANL (Image: ELLIE COSTELLO TWITTER)

A spokesperson for ANL also said the allegations were “unsubstantiated and highly defamatory claims, based on no credible evidence”.

The four-day preliminary hearing will begin on Monday morning and is being led by Mr Justice Nicklin.

On the first day of the hearing, ANL will bring a bid to see the claims made against the publisher dismissed without a trial.

Prince Harry was last in the UK in September, when he travelled with the Duchess of Sussex to attend a number of events linked to their patronages and organisations close to their hearts.

Prince Harry smiling to photographers

Prince Harry smiled as he arrived at the Royal Court of Justice (Image: PA)

The Duke and Duchess’s stay in Britain happened as Harry’s grandmother died Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle.

As a result, they prolonged their stay to be able to attend the funeral service held on September 19.

While Harry’s arrival at the Royal Courts of Justice was a surprise to royal watchers, he and his wife may travel again together across the Atlantic for the Coronation of King Charles, to be held on May 6 at Westminster Abbey.

The pair confirmed in late February they had received an invite, but they did not share whether they have already decided if they will attend the historic event or not.