Palwinder Kaur told the judge that Harry proposed to her over email.
The internet has made dating and meeting people more accessible than ever. However, it has also made it easier for people to fall victims to catfishing. One woman from Punjab, India, went through such an experience. The helpless woman got her heart broken by a British royal family member of all people over the internet.
According to Daily Star, Palwinder Kaur, a lawyer, demanded the arrest of Prince Harry after she claimed that he broke the promise of marrying her. The woman, who filed a case with the Punjab and Haryana High Court stated that the Prince had betrayed her after contacting her via social media and proposing to her through email correspondence. Unfortunately, the woman did not realize she was being catfished.
The naive woman asked the courts to issue an international arrest warrant to force the Prince into marrying her "without further delay." The petition filed against "Prince Harry Middleton" stated that the "prayer in 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."
On hearing her complaint, Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan questioned the woman in court. The woman told the judge that she had never seen Prince Harry or been to the UK. Further, she claimed that her only medium of communication with him was through the internet. She also informed the judge that she contacted Prince Harry's father before filing the case against him. Ostensibly, Kaur reached out to Prince Charles and told him about her engagement with Harry. She also addressed that Harry was not keeping up with the promise. At the end of the hearing, Kaur's case was dismissed. The court claimed that the woman was unable to prove she was talking to the real Prince Harry.
Alluding to the case, Justice Sangwan said, "It is a well-known fact that fake IDs are created on various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc, and authenticity of such conversation cannot be relied upon by this court," according to news.com.au.
He further explained, "I find that this petition is nothing, but just a daydreamer's fantasy about marrying Prince Harry. This petition, though very poorly drafted, both grammatically and lacking the knowledge of pleadings, speaks about some emails between the petitioner and Prince Harry, in which the person, sending the email, has stated that he promise to marry soon." He added, "There is every possibility that the so-called Prince Harry may be sitting in a cybercafe of a village in Punjab, looking for greener pastures for himself."
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