During a hearing that took place in London on June 27, attorneys representing NGN, the publishers of The Sun newspaper in the United Kingdom, accused Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, 39, of "obfuscation" during his phone hacking lawsuit against the publisher. They claimed that Prince Harry "deliberately destroyed" relevant evidence, which included hundreds of texts and emails.

There was "troubling evidence" that certain messages were destroyed "well after this claim was underway," and there was "a real concern" that Prince Harry himself had been the one to seek for the essential documents at his residence in Montecito, California. This was something that Justice Timothy Fancourt of the English High Court concurred with, In Touch Magazine reported.

After that, he went on to say that it is "rather remarkable" that so few had been handed up. In accordance with the judge's order, Prince Harry is required to make every effort to either hand over the messages and emails or provide an explanation to the court regarding "what exactly happened."

The attorneys for Prince Harry, however, are adamant that there is no cover-up involved. However, they did acknowledge that many of his texts, particularly those pertaining to his memoir, Spare, were deleted because they contained "highly sensitive information about Harry and the royal family which, if leaked, would not only compromise his security but also be potentially damaging to [him] and his family."

They claim that Prince Harry went "above and beyond his obligations" in order to locate the documents, and they have referred to the request made by the opposing counsel as a "classic fishing expedition."

Unfortunately, it seems like the judge isn’t buying it. “This reeks of a cover-up,” an unnamed source told In Touch Weekly.

Meanwhile, another reported suggested that not only did Prince Harry apparently lose drafts of Spare, but he also allegedly deleted a treasure trove of conversations between him and ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer.

Moehringer has stated that they "texted around the clock" while working on the memoir. These texts were deleted via the Signal messaging app. Immediately following the publication of the best-selling memoir in 2023, Moehringer stated in an article for The New Yorker that they omitted "a thousand things," and Prince Harry, who was 39 at the time, verified that they had extracted 400 pages.

“There are some things that have happened, especially between me and my brother and to some extent between me and my father. that I just didn’t want the world to know, because I don’t think they will ever forgive me,” the ghostwriter stated.

However, if the past year and a half has shown anything, it is quite improbable that Prince William and King Charles will forgive Prince Harry regardless of the circumstances.

“They have basically cut him out of the family entirely because of what was published. So you can only imagine what private information he didn’t include about them that is in those messages,” the insider stated.

“Read in this context, there could be inconsistencies in his stories that might shred his credibility,” the informant stated, adding that Meghan, 42, won’t be immune either. “She was there by Harry’s side for every moment while he was writing the memoir during the pandemic and even helped edit the manuscript. She was a big motivation for him to set the record straight.”

Meghan was the first person to drop hints that someone in the royal family had questioned the hue of her children's skin. The Duchess of Sussex later stated that she had worked with Omid Scobie on his book “Finding Freedom.” A Dutch edition of his book “Endgame,” which was published by accident in 2023, appeared to implicate Princess Kate and King Charles as the individuals responsible for the crime.

“When people read about what really went down, Meghan and Harry were forced to deny that they ever accused anyone of being racist. If Harry’s deleted messages include Meghan attacking the royal family, especially Charles and Kate, who are both battling cancer, it would be disastrous for her image,” the tipster claimed.

It just couldn't have come at a worse time. Meghan has already accepted the most of the responsibility for the couple's troubled business endeavors that have arisen in the aftermath of the Brexit, and she is presently making preparations to launch her new American Riviera Orchard brand.

“Of course, Harry would want to protect her from more backlash. Also, if messages show she had a huge hand in directing the narrative of Spare, that would be explosive,” the mole said.

Once again, Prince Harry and Meghan are facing a difficult situation. Since leaving the royal family in the year 2020, the couple has engaged in a number of public conflicts, including several lawsuits against a variety of media sites and the government of the United Kingdom, which have resulted in legal fees amounting to millions of dollars. Additionally, Justice Fancourt ordered Prince Harry to pay approximately $76,000 in legal fees to his adversaries in the NGN phone-hacking case.

This time, his crusade for justice may backfire on him. Their marriage was already strained. This is the last thing Harry and Meghan needed right now. They might not be able to survive another scandal,” the tattler concluded.