A British newspaper is apologizing to Prince Harry and issuing a retraction after Prince Harry launched legal action earlier this month.
The Duke of Sussex sued the Mail on Sunday over a story that ran in October, claiming he no longer stays in touch with the Royal Marines following his decision to step away from being a working royal.
After Prince Harry launched libel action against Associated Newspapers in November over a “false and defamatory” report claiming he had fallen out of touch with the British Marines, the Mail on Sunday have printed an apology and correction… pic.twitter.com/iwGc5BxFR3
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) December 27, 2020
“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 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,” reads the Mail on Sunday‘s retraction, published on Dec. 26.
“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 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 statement concludes. “We apologize to Prince Harry and have made a donation to the Invictus Games Foundation.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the newspaper’s retraction and apology.
— ArchieMegHaz (@ArchieMegHaz) December 27, 2020
PERIOD, Prince Harry said lie on my name again…I dare you pic.twitter.com/g31DhW2Lb4
— Myra (@SussexPrincess) December 27, 2020
Big H said: Put RESPECT on MY Name😂😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/NsPlRtBLvm
— Hallelujah777 (@Victori72054406) December 27, 2020
You go Prince Harry! https://t.co/wyXfXvacLK
— Special K "Thoughts" (@blkdiamondgurl) December 27, 2020
— MEYHIVE✨ (@MeghansMeyhive) December 27, 2020
Prince Harry took legal action over that lie….and won with a retraction & money for his foundation. pic.twitter.com/2a6QzU6jhj
— BLACKLIVESMATTER (@Jasamgurlie) December 27, 2020
The daily fail making a donation to Invictus Games on behalf of Prince Harry for printing lies?!! Is that what I'm hearing??? pic.twitter.com/np3VsC3sFJ
— Célia 🍒 (@_MrsWanted) December 27, 2020