The Duke and Duchess of Sussex filed a lawsuit to an unknown paparazzi for allegedly stealing photographs of their son Archie.
In the past few months, the royal couple has been wanting to live privately. They have announced in January that they would step back from their duties as senior members of the royal family away from the prying eyes of the media and public.
The couple with their 4-month-old son tried to seek private and peaceful life in Canada. However, it seems so hard to get away with the people who are curious about their whereabouts. Once the media found out about where they are staying, a crowd of buzzing reporters was ready to take down the fence of their home.
It resulted for the family to moved once again to look for the privacy they have been longing. They have chosen Los Angeles to be their safe haven. They have lived there quietly for about two weeks, ensuring a tall security fence to avoid prying media paparazzi. However, soon after their location went public again, helicopters and drones were flying all over their mansion stealing photographs of the family.
Prince Harry and Meghan were devastated by the incident that they have decided to take necessary action. They have filed a lawsuit California on Thursday for an unidentified paparazzi who violated the so-called Paparazzi law in California. In this law, a person will hold liability for intrusions of privately taking photos of a person.
“Some paparazzi and media outlets have flown a mere 20 feet above the house, as often as three times a day, to obtain photographs of the couple and their young son in their private residence,” the lawsuit stated.
However, the suspect is not named since the couple did not know who took the photos among the paparazzi.
“Others have flown helicopters above the backyard of the residence, as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 7:00 p.m., waking neighbors and – their son, day after day. And still, others have even cut holes in the security fence itself to peer through it.”
It was added in the lawsuit that the affected family did everything to “stay out of the limelight.” Pointing out an exemption if it is about their works. However, the situation is different as the photos are according to the lawsuit, “not news” rather “harassment.”
The Prince and Meghan have decided to push through this lawsuit because of their son’s photos being sold online. There are also claims that the photos were taken in Malibu. Where in fact, the family had not been out since they’ve moved to the Los Angeles area.
The complaint of the couple about the publication of their current location of the Daily Mail and of their rented home in Canada was included in the lawsuit. The British tabloid hasn’t given their reaction yet with regards to the lawsuit.