The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry are suing for invasion of privacy for photographs taken of their son, Archie.
The lawsuit was filed a lawsuit filed on Thursday in California and accuses the paparazzi of using drones and telephoto lenses to take unauthorized photos of their son, Archie.
In the photographs, Meghan and Harry can be seen with their 14-month-old son in the backyard of their Los Angeles estate.
The couple’s attorney, Michael Kump of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP, said in a statement via Town and Country:
“Every individual and family member in California is guaranteed by law the right to privacy in their home. 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.”
Meghan and Harry left the UK after being repeatedly harassed by the media. Harry posted a letter to his official website back in October 2019, drawing parallels between the treatment of his wife and that of his late mother, Princess Diana.
“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son,” he wrote.
The royal continued: “I have been a silent witness to her private suffering for too long. To stand back and do nothing would be contrary to everything we believe in.”