Prince Harry and Meghan Markle File Lawsuit for Invasion of Privacy After Paparrazi Go Too Far with Archie
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex can’t seem to catch a break. The pair has done everything that they can to step out of the spotlight and lead the most normal life possible, but they still can’t find peace. No matter what they do or where they go, the paparazzi always find a way to get to them. Now, Meghan and Harry are taking a stand after the paparazzi went after their son Archie.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave public life
After a few harrowing years of media persecution, Harry and Meghan decided to leave their working positions among the royal family and forge their own way forward. In this new arrangement, the Sussexes would be able to make their own money, but they also would be free to be in or out of the public eye as much as they chose.
“The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,” Prince Harry said at a dinner for Sentebale in London after the decision was made. “It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option. What I want to make clear is, we’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you.”
But since they moved out of the UK, the two have found it hard to escape the paparazzi. During their time in North Saanich on Vancouver Island, the businesses in the area had to put up signs in their windows to let the press know that the media and paparazzi weren’t welcome. The royal couple has also been chased by paparazzi while driving in LA.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s lawsuit
When it was just about Harry and Meghan, the pair didn’t fight back against paparazzi quite as much, but now that their son Archie is involved, they are working to protect him.
They have now filed a lawsuit which claims that their privacy was invaded when paparazzi took photos of Archie in their backyard in LA.
According to the lawsuit obtained by Entertainment Tonight, Archie was playing in the yard when the photos were taken. The paparazzi also had drones fly above the estate in order to get pictures.
The suit claims that the photos are being sold under the premise that they were taken during a trip in Malibu but the royal couple says that Archie has not been out in public or in Malibu.
“Every individual and family member in California is guaranteed by law the right to privacy in their home,” the Sussexes lawyer, Michael J. Kump, said in the suit. “No drones, helicopters or telephoto lenses can take away that right.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are filing this lawsuit to protect their young son’s right to privacy in their home without intrusion by photographers, and to uncover and stop those who seek to profit from these illegal actions,” Kump continued.
This isn’t the first time that the Sussexes have sued the media. In 2019, they also sued the parent company of Mail on Sunday for publishing pieces of a private letter of Meghan’s.