The Duke of Sussex can go ahead with claims against Associated Newspapers of unlawfully obtaining information, as a court ruling opens the way for a trial.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday publishers wanted to stop the case, arguing claims of getting “information by deception” were out of time.
But a judge has decided the case, involving Prince Harry and six other high-profile claimants, can proceed.
Associated Newspapers strongly denied the allegations as “preposterous”.
In a High Court ruling on Friday, Mr Justice Nicklin said Associated Newspapers had “not been able to deliver a ‘knockout blow’ to the claims of any of these claimants”.
As well as Prince Harry, the newspaper group faces multiple claims of “gross breaches of privacy” from Sir Elton John, David Furnish, Elizabeth Hurley, Sadie Frost, Sir Simon Hughes and Baroness Doreen Lawrence.