Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle filed a complaint Thursday in Los Angeles against one or several of the paparazzi, accusing him of having been photographed without their knowledge, their young son Archie in their garden, learned AFP from their lawyer.
“The couple has recently learned that someone proposes to sell photos of their son, 14-month-old, Archie, claiming falsely to have made at a +recent+ release +Malibu+,” says the complaint for “infringement of privacy”.
“But Archie has not been in public, much less to Malibu, since the family’s arrival in California, continue to Harry and Meghan, to which the pictures had actually been taken during the activities in the garden of their residence” without their knowledge.
The complaint, which refers to unidentified individuals, based on a california law that prohibits taking pictures of anyone in his home, even from the outside of the property.
“No drone, a helicopter or a telephoto lens does this right in question. The duke and duchess of Sussex to file this complaint to protect the right to privacy of their young son (…) and to find and stop those who seek to take advantage of these unlawful acts,” says the lawyer of the princely couple, Michael J. Kump, in a press release.
Harry and Meghan, who have officially ceased to be active members of the royal family, in April last, were determined to be in the region of Los Angeles, a city that is native to the young woman. According to the media specialist, they would occupy an apartment in a complex in posh Beverly Hills.
The complaint describes a life under constant surveillance of paparazzi on the prowl, who do not hesitate to fly over the home of Harry and Meghan with the help of helicopters or drill holes in the fences.
The couple said they expect to be tracked when its outputs in public. They argue in their complaint that “some of the paparazzi and their sponsors have crossed the red line”.
Prince Harry, aged 35, has denounced on multiple occasions the pressure of the media on his marriage and has made it the main reason of its indentation of the royal family.
“I lost my mother and now I see my wife become the victim of the same powerful forces,” he confided last fall, speaking of Diana, who died on 31 August 1997 in a car accident in Paris, pursued by paparazzi on motorbikes.