The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not tolerate paparazzi.
In an official statement delivered by their personal lawyer, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, announced today that they intend to pursue legal action action against paparazzi photographers for taking unauthorized photos of their toddler son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, currently 24 months old.
“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 couple’s lawyer Michael Kump, of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP, said in a statement.
“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,” he said.
Since their distancing from the British Royal Family at the beginning of the year and their subsequent move to California, the Royal Couple have frequently complained about harassment from press and photographers, both in the US and in the UK. Recently, the couple announced that they would begin refusing requests for interviews and appearances from four of the UK’s biggest tabloids: the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Mirror and the Express. Meghan also recently announced her intent to sue the Mail, another UK publication, for printing excerpts from a letter she wrote her father briefly after her marriage to Harry without her consent.