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14th Apr 2021

Woman takes Prince Harry to court for ‘breaking promise of marriage’ after social media trick

Charlie Herbert

She claims that Harry told her he wanted to marry her

An Indian lawyer who was tricked into thinking Prince Harry had proposed to her has taken him to court. Palwinder Kaur claimed in a petition filed at the Punjab and Haryana High Court that she had been speaking to “Prince Harry Middleton” over social media. After having been in contact for a while he apparently said that he wanted to marry her.

The petition stated: ‘Prayer is this petition filed by the petitioner, who is an advocate is appearing in person, is to take legal action against Prince Harry Middleton son of Prince Charles Middleton resident of the United Kingdom and to direct the United Kingdom Police Cell to take action against him, as, despite a promise to marry the petitioner, the said promise has not been fulfilled.’

However, under questioning by the judge Mr Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan, Kaur admitted that she had never been to Britain or met the prince in person, and that all of their contact had been over email and social media.

Unsurprisingly the court rejected the case, concluding that it was not proven that she had been speaking to Harry, and warning her of the dangers of catfishing.

The woman had even requested that India authorities issue an international arrest warrant against poor Harry, so that he could be apprehended and brought to to India to carry out his promise of marriage “without further delay.”

Apparently she had initially written to Prince Charles, telling him that his son was engaged to her and was not honouring his promise of marriage. Spoiler: she didn’t hear anything back from the Prince of Wales.

Bringing the case to court was therefore the only option left for Kaur.

Whilst the court rejected the application, they were sympathetic to the woman as well. The court informed her about the dangers of catfishing and pointed out that many fake profiles exist on social media, probably in an attempt to stop her returning in a few months with a petition to bring a Mr Clooney and Mr Beckham to court for not fulfilling marriage promises.